Coming home after another 10 or 12 hours inside the zone controlled HVAC results in me dragging my tail in a big way.
My wife is also in the same boat. It seems like at least half the time during the week, we get home equally exhausted. And all we want to do is sit around inside the central air conditioning of our home. On those nights, it’s hard for us to even get enough momentum to cook something for dinner. Too often, we resort to ordering some form of food delivery. Well, we are trying to be more conscious of making a better effort during the work week. And we’re doing that by getting out of the air conditioning for a brisk walk or bike ride just as soon as we get home. It may not be the thing we want to do at all. But it gets our hearts pumping and oxygen back into our brains. So we come back reinvigorated and ready to do more stuff around the house. One thing that I’m making sure that I do is take better care of the heating and cooling equipment. And I’m doing that in a number of ways. While we belong to the HVAC service plan which focuses on essential HVAC maintenance twice a year, I’m doing my part too. No longer am I letting the air filter for the HVAC equipment sit for months past the time it needs to be changed. This is just so stupid because it forces the HVAC unit to work far more and harder than it needs to work. Unobstructed air flow is the lifeblood of HVAC equipment and that’s something I am accountable for. So making sure the air filter is changed as needed is something that I’m making a priority in my life.