When you first move out, there is so much to learn it is overwhelming.
My parents weren’t that much help to me, so I spent a lot of time just trying to figure things out for myself.
There were so many things to keep track of, I found myself exhausted most days. Anyways, one of the things that has baffled me for a long time was actually HVAC technology. I was one of the people that would research heating and cooling, reread the online material several times, and still not get it. I eventually gave up, and just figured that whenever I had an issue with HVAC components, that I would just call a HVAC technician and he would come and fix it, no knowledge needed. It turns out this was a horrible mindset, as I needed the HVAC knowledge to properly take care of my heater and A/C, and what to look out for if it showed signs of slowing down or overworking. Unfortunately, I didn’t learn that lesson until I already was having issues with my air conditioning system. I called a HVAC business, and the HVAC serviceman they sent out kindly explained some of the basics of furnaces and A/Cs. Thankfully the issue with my cooling device was very minor, and not costly. I still struggle with learning HVAC technology, but I am getting better overtime. While I used to struggle with the basics, I now know how to do basic HVAC maintenance and changing out the A/C filters. Eventually, I think I will be able to handle most of the HVAC duties myself, but it will take time.