Bad habits, we all have them. Our brain gets indoctrinated through routine. Some of those routines are behaviors which aren’t great. My diet is a great example. I’ve conditioned myself, over the years, to buy the things I crave. Subsequently, when it comes time for a meal, I prepare whatever I have purchased. So, I’m attempting to change this bad habits by making better choices. When I go to the store, I now have a list and I follow it. I haven’t completely reworked my diet but am making better choices with the food I buy and bring home. I’m doing the same thing with the utility bill and my HVAC system. Normally, I simply set the thermostat and forget it. If I want it cooler or warmer, I simply move the dial. Now, I’m using the better choices rule. I have identified 5 HVAC bad habits I am determined to break. First, I have programmed an alarm which will alert me to change the air filter once per month. I have neglected that air filter forever but, no more. I am also actively checking throughout my home to be certain there are no obstructions of vents or returns. While I’m doing that, I will also be sure each register and vent is open. No more thermostat back and forth. I am having a smart thermostat installed which will regulate the temperature to maximize the HVAC efficiency. And most importantly, I have phoned the local heating and cooling company to sign up for regular, semi annual HVAC maintenance. I have been hit and miss with HVAC maintenance. This is the most important change I can make. Old habits die hard but they won’t die at all if you don’t make some better decisions.