I think we are all a bit soft.
That sounds so incredibly old of me and I’m not ever 50.
But there is some truth to that statement. We make life so much harder than we have to. Yet, we’re so entitled as a culture that if it’s not exactly the way I want it, when I want it, I’m mad. And if we’re not mad, we’re taking all the great stuff about living in the era for granted. I can’t tell you how many people simply disregard their HVAC equipment until something breaks. I see it over and over again in my very own neighborhood. I was out for a walk the other night when my neighbor down the street angrily approached me. I thought perhaps the dog had dug up flowers or worse so I was preparing an apology. But he wanted to vent because the HVAC technician had no more fixes left for his heat pump. And the heat pump was barely more than a dozen years old. I was stunned to hear this until I asked the question about HVAC maintenance. Of course, my neighbor never had HVAC maintenance from the HVAC professionals. Shoot, he barely even changed the air filter because he thought that was unnecessary. Wow, if there is ever a class on how to ruin your HVAC equipment, that guy should teach it. But what’s weird is the fact that so many people just ignore the residential HVAC until they don’t have it. It doesn’t take much to keep your HVAC unit working flawlessly. I’ve changed my air filter on time and have the HVAC technician do seasonal HVAC maintenance every year. I’m now on year 23 without any sort of heating and cooling breakdown.