For a long time I was regularly dependent on other people when it came to taking care of our house. I paid someone to mow the grass, maintain the pool, & do any repairs. However, when I started to realize how much money I was spending on these things each week, I challenged myself to try to cut those costs a little bit. One thing I did was learn how to take care of our own HVAC unit. air conditioning repairs aren’t something that come up often, however when they do they can be absolutely extravagant. So, I started researching basic maintenance jobs. I learned that aside from just changing an air filter every few weeks, it was also important to scrub the coils out. This would keep too much dirt from accumulating in the air conditioning unit. I also l learned that it’s pressing that the air ducts get cleaned out about every other year to prevent this same problem, and knowing that I could do these handful of things on our own was assuring, even though I also researched some information on repairs. I learned all about the compressor & other related parts, & I now recognize confident that I could handle a small repair without having to call an HVAC dealer. It took myself and others a while to take things into our own hands, however now I recognize much less reliant on others when it comes to taking care of our property. Now, if I could just get over our aversion to cutting grass, I could also eliminate our yearly grass maintenance fee. That would be the largest charge of them all!