I have always been really handy. In fact, there are very few things that I don’t feel confident that I could fix. When it comes to taking care of the house, I know my way around things. I’m a skilled carpenter, plumber, and I know a lot about lawn maintenance too. However, there is one thing that I’ve never put enough time into, and that’s my A/C! Each time it acts up, I’m totally at the mercy of the HVAC technician because I don’t know the first thing about cooling systems. To me, they are more confusing than your average appliance because they have so many moving parts. On top of that, each one is different, so memorizing the rules of one HVAC unit may not matter with a different system. I think that I should probably try to learn a few things about my A/C because it is getting to be pretty old. In a couple of years, I imagine I’m going to have to replace it, but I would hate to have to deal with a lot of repairs between now and then. That would probably add up to a lot of repair fees, and who wants to pay those? If I could just get some basics down I know that it would go a long way. I know how to take care of just about everything else around my house, so why stop with the HVAC system? There’s a lot to learn, but the skills would undoubtedly pay off in the long run.