Sometimes, it is amazing how little we think of the furnace and the central air conditioner that is in our houses.
You would think that since our furnace and our central air conditioner play such an important part of your comfort and safety, we would give a little more thought to them.
As an HVAC technician, I see people take such poor care of their HVAC units that you wouldn’t even believe the stories. There are people that will let their furnace break down slowly over the course of a few months. When I asked them if they knew that their furnace was broken, they could explain every day that the furnace was getting worse, but they refused to call an HVAC technician. They could have prevented thousands of dollars in HVAC repairs, but they decided to ignore the problem. I could share the same stories for central air conditioners. I think that one of the main problems with HVAC units is that people don’t see their efforts. They press a button to turn their HVAC units on, and they are gone most of the day while their HVAC units are running. The only time that they are home when the HVAC unit is running is when they are sleeping. Right now, everyone has been asked to stay home, and I can’t believe how many people are calling for HVAC repairs. Obviously, people are realizing the importance of their HVAC units in their homes since they are dealing with it throughout the entire day. The problem is that we take our HVAC units for granted.