When I moved on my own for the first time, I actually thought everything was going to be stress free and easy.
I was only thinking about the freedom to do whatever I wished without the constant scrutiny of my parents.
Well, I didn’t realize there was so much to think about. When I thought I could crank the air conditioning all the time, I learned quickly that it would cost me a large amount on my electric bill. I also learned that to keep the energy bills lower, I have to take good care of the HVAC by regularly changing the air filters and scheduling for regular HVAC system maintenance. I came to learn that when you don’t do those things, you end up paying for it in a more costly way. You might have your HVAC system break down at the worst time or you will be paying the ultimate cost with overpriced energy bills. The main thing that I learned is that it’s basically impossible to live a stress free life because there’s always going to be something that comes up that you must take care of. I suppose your attitude has a lot to do with how happy or miserable you are in life, but it also is about making the right choices in your life. Believe me, you want to make right choices, especially when it comes to keeping up with things around the house. For anybody who was similar to me thinking everything was going to be a bed of roses, I hope you can learn from my mistakes and make sure you don’t neglect your HVAC system in any way.