I researched my HVAC equipment online, and challenged myself to replace my air filter.
When the quarantine first hit my town, I thought it was amazing. My office shut down for two weeks, I could sit on my couch all day long, and it felt like I was taking a vacation at home. I was truly living my best life. When they issued another two weeks of quarantine after the first two weeks, I was a little sad that I had to stay inside longer, but I was still thrilled to relax and get some things done around the house. Then, when the quarantine kept getting extended, I became irritated and bored. I’d already cleaned my house from top to bottom and caught up on all my favorite shows, so there was nothing left for me to do. I had to get creative, so I committed to teaching myself new things. One of those things was learning about my HVAC system. I’d always hired an HVAC professional to service my HVAC equipment twice per year, and beside the simple conversations with the professional, I didn’t know anything about my own HVAC system. I researched my HVAC equipment online, and challenged myself to replace my air filter. I knew I wasn’t qualified to service my HVAC system, but replacing an air filter was simple enough. I found the air filter location, removed the dirty filter, and then replaced it with a brand new air filter. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be! I’m really proud of myself for learning something new.