I’m forever trying to trade one thing from the household budget for another thing that I want to add to that month’s spending.
This is a game I play far too often.
And that leads to me not being exactly sure just what I have added and what hasn’t been accounted for. Then, when I go to pay the bills, I’m short and have to tap the savings a bit. This has to end. But I’m for sure not getting rid of the HVAC maintenance. Making sure the HVAC equipment is in top form is essential spending. There have been times where I was tempted to get rid of the semi annual charges. I would tell myself that since the heating and cooling equipment have been taken such good care of, it won’t matter if I skip HVAC maintenance a bit. Of course, that is absurd. Getting consistent HVAC service from a trained, certified HVAC serviceman is so important. First, it keeps the heating and cooling equipment running at its most optimal performance while extending the overall life of the HVAC unit. Then, the HVAC maintenance will also catch problems that are looming and could cause expensive HVAC repairs. Finally, the HVAC service from an HVAC technician also helps the HVAC unit run at its most efficient and that’s saving me money. So I can play all the games I want with the household budget. But the bottom line is the HVAC service plan gets paid. There is just no other way to view HVAC maintenance than the essential cost that it truly is.