I’m convinced that everything will wear down in a matter of time. Even advanced examples of technology that are super efficient and expensive will eventually break down. People say that manufacturers no longer build things the way they used to. I agree that most major appliances were more sturdy, reliable and tended to last far longer than their modern counterparts. There are times when leaps forward in technological development seems to come with drawbacks. These systems are not as easy to use, durable, or even as powerful. Whatever the case may be, it’s always a good idea to fulfill the maintenance requirements of a device in order to protect the value and longevity. A home’s HVAC is the perfect example. My home is equipped with a central Heating and A/C system that I have kept in good shape for six years now. The HVAC system was not overly expensive but from a good and well-known manufacturer. I have taken excellent care of it, changing the air filters regularly and scheduling professional maintenance every year. However, I recently dealt with a concern with my HVAC system that was caused by certain parts simply wearing out. This was causing diminished comfort, higher sound levels and difficulty with airflow. I finally noticed the amount of dust flying around in the air, and then one night the heating system stop functioning all together. It’s not like I had neglected the maintenance needs of my HVAC unit. However, there were certain parts which needed replacement and the HVAC technician who handled the inspection, simply overlooked them. Due to his oversight, I was given a sizable discount on the replacement of the parts as well as the labor.