There is no doubt that I respond to the urgent much more than I respond to the preventive.
I wish I weren’t like that.
It could be a character flaw or just the fact that I tend to be lazy. Many of my friends live really ordered lives full of preparation and prevention. Me, I tend to put out more fires than I do prevent them. So much of my time is often taken up by lounging in the HVAC that I don’t get to the lists of things I could be doing. This has been the case as far back as I can remember. If it’s a choice between doing nothing and getting ahead on chores, I’ll take nothing every time. Plus, I am forever behind on the chores anyway. Another fact of life that I’m not all that thrilled with. It’s just that I hate having to use my valuable chilling out time doing stuff that will help life in the future. This is also true with a lot of the mundane tasks that most people do on autopilot. The HVAC is something that I can end up being quite neglectful of. But after paying for a recent HVAC repair, I am breaking that cycle. The first thing I’m doing is making sure the HVAC air filter is getting changed on a monthly basis. It doesn’t take much effort. However, a clean air filter is essential to the HVAC operating at its most effective level. A dirty or clogged up air filter forces the HVAC unit to work too much. Obstructed air flow makes it tough on the HVAC unit and all the delicate parts in there.