When I first bought a home, I had no idea what kind of problems I would run into. I actually didn’t even know how to take care of important things like HVAC system maintenance. Somebody was telling me that I just had to focus on changing the air filters on time. It seemed like it was an important thing to do, but I didn’t actually know what kind of air filters to use. I ended up getting the cheapest air filters I could find because I thought I was saving money that way. I didn’t realize that cheap air filters could actually cause huge problems down the road. I had to learn this the hard way, and after a while, my HVAC system was really struggling. I ended up calling a local HVAC company and told them my HVAC system was having some issues. The HVAC technician came over and asked me when was the last time I had maintenance done. I never actually called for HVAC maintenance, I didn’t know that was something you had to do. The HVAC technician looked at everything; the thermostat, the air filter, and even the outdoor A/C condenser unit. He said everything was clogged up really bad, and the air filters I was using were no good. He said the inside of the HVAC unit was absolutely terrible and he had to clean everything out really good. When he had all the components cleaned and replaced a few worn parts, everything was working fine again. He showed me the type of air filters I should use as well and told me the ones I was getting were absolutely useless. I learned a lot about HVAC system maintenance that day.