I even called the HVAC company to sign up for the HVAC service plan in order to get the HVAC maintenance seasonally
I think that for me, the pandemic and all the changes it forced did have a few positive effects. By and large, the pandemic year was really tough. My wife lost her job but was able to find some online work thankfully. I was sent home to work in the air conditioning safety of home as they closed the offices with the zone controlled HVAC. We were fairly new at the homeownership thing as we had been in our home about 3 years. So making the mortgage and our bills was the main focus as we rallied the best we could from inside the air conditioning of our home. It wasn’t easy to get accustomed to all the online meetings and doing business from home but we got it figured out. We were also in super saver mode right away. That summer was the warmest our house had ever been as we really pushed up the thermostat setting during the heat of the day to save on HVAC cooling costs. This was really the first time I had actively thought of the HVAC equipment really. So I decided that I would get consistent when it came to caring for the heating and cooling equipment. That starts with changing the air filter each month without fail. I even called the HVAC company to sign up for the HVAC service plan in order to get the HVAC maintenance seasonally. We saved so much on heating and cooling costs that we thought we’d put those savings toward servicing our HVAC equipment. So me getting it together when it comes to my HVAC responsibilities was a big plus that came out of that pandemic year.