When my son decided to buy his first home, I noticed that the HVAC system he had was pretty old.
I think he was in such a rush to get a home that he liked, he didn’t really think about all the things that could be wrong with the place.
The house he got has good bones and all, but I told him it’s important to have a good HVAC system. So I decided to pay to have a new HVAC unit installed in his house. He was really thankful for this, but I told him he had to promise to take good care of the HVAC system. I told him this meant calling the HVAC company for regular maintenance, changing the air filters regularly, and having the ductwork cleaned. I said all of this was necessary to keep his energy bills low, to protect his HVAC and to allow it to have a long life. Well, after a few years, I was visiting my son’s household and I was shocked by the poor air quality in his home. I immediately asked him if he was changing the air filters and when was the last time he had an HVAC technician work on his HVAC unit. He just kind of shrugged like he never had an HVAC worker provide his HVAC unit a tune-up or do any maintenance. He said that the HVAC was new when I bought it so he figured it would last forever. I was angry at him because I made him promise to take good care of the thing. I had him call the HVAC company that very moment and then I had him sign up for an HVAC service plan so they would come out regularly to take care of the HVAC system maintenance.