I also reminded him that he needed to get those HVAC tune-ups twice per year or he was going to have expensive repairs down the road
I was happy when a good friend of mine was able to purchase his first home. I had owned my home for a few years, so I had a good amount of experience. I told him that if he ever had any questions or needed help around his house, I would be happy to help. One thing that I offered as a tip right away though was to always make sure to change his air filters and get his HVAC tune-ups. He said he should be able to stay on top of everything. Well, he must have forgotten what I said about the HVAC tune-ups because he was never getting them. I don’t think he had an HVAC professional come out to look at his HVAC system even once when I spoke to him about how things were going being a homeowner. His air quality was bad in his house and I realized that he was probably not changing his air filters enough. I asked him if we could look at the air filter and he didn’t mind. I was surprised when the air filter didn’t seem to be that dirty, but it was one of those cheaper fiberglass air filters that hardly filter anything. I looked in his HVAC vents and saw that it was clogged up really bad. I realized it was mainly his ductwork system that was the problem. I also reminded him that he needed to get those HVAC tune-ups twice per year or he was going to have expensive repairs down the road. He ended up getting better air filters and had his ductwork cleaned. He also enrolled in an HVAC service plan which is something that I never thought to do. That was a smart move on his behalf, and I think I’m going to do the same thing.