It’s astounding what things cost.
I can remember living on fast food in college because it was the cheapest way to get the most food.
Now, I can hardly afford to take my family of four to a burger joint. After all is said and done, it’s 50 bucks or more. Looks like there will be many more nights of eating at home in the HVAC controlled kitchen. The economy is so shaky right now that I am saving wherever possible and that even includes burgers. I am cutting out anything that isn’t really essential or of great value. This tends to make me the bad cop in our home. I guess that goes with the job. But one thing that I will not skrimp on is seasonal HVAC maintenance. That thing is far too valuable to our family’s overall comfort to not take good care of it. I have buddies who are forever telling me that I’m wasting my money on HVAC maintenance. That’s just not the way I see it. We spent a lot of energy and money to find the HVAC that we knew would suit all of our heating & cooling needs. That meanest this piece of equipment is not just a household component but rather, an investment. I tend to be all about taking care of my investments. Sure, it would be easy to save some extra money by doing without the HVAC maintenance. But, that would end up ultimately being stupid as we wouldn’t get the long term value we expect.