When I have a free day at home I usually try my best to get some household chores done. I have a list of things that include cutting the grass, mopping the floors, and looking over the HVAC unit. The HVAC unit is probably the most important thing to take care of around the house, and that’s why I make a point to inspect it when I can. Aside from changing the air filters, which most people know to do, it’s important to check the coils to make sure that they don’t have too much dirt on them. If they did, it would be a problem because this can cause dust and dirt to circulate throughout the air even when the air filter has been changed. On top of that, I try to make sure that the compressor is in good shape. In the past, it was given me trouble, and giving it a look over lets me know if I may need to start preparing to have it replaced. Doing this keeps me ahead of the game so that I’m not met with any unexpected breakdowns. I would hate to come home to an A/C that wasn’t working properly. When that happens, you’re always at the mercy of the HVAC technician and their schedule. Household chores aren’t always fun, but they definitely pay off. I like knowing that my house is in good shape and that it’s going to be a good place for me to retire at the end of each day. It gives me peace of mind!