One thing that I just about always forget to do on a regular basis is change the air filters in my HVAC system.
I am fairly forgetful about most things like that. I never remember to get the oil changed in my car, and I always forget to take my library books back. So remembering to change the air filters in my HVAC unit is not ever really at the top of my list of things to do. Anyway, this has always been a problem for me, ever since I became a homeowner. I never signed up for regular furnace repair and maintenance service, either, and so I didn’t even have an HVAC technician to change the air filters out for me on a regular basis, either. I would constantly end up having issues with the indoor air quality in my house and I wouldn’t even know why. Then a few days later I would think to myself that I had forgotten to change the air filters, yet again. It got to be really annoying. So when I ended up having to buy a new thermostat unit, I was excited to find a digital programmable thermostat that featured a flashing notification on the digital screen to let you know when your air filters need to be changed. Well, as soon as I saw that feature, I was sold on that particular thermostat! I really wanted to get a smart thermostat, but I had no idea that it would be so helpful for me. I love the reminders about changing the air filters. For forgetful people like me, reminders are super helpful.