If you are like how I was in the past, then you might be a little lazy when it comes to your HVAC system maintenance. It’s not that you don’t want to take care of your HVAC system, but it’s more that there are so many concerns and complications. Money of course is a serious factor in this situation. If HVAC maintenance were cheap, everyone would have no issues with getting it right? The expense of HVAC maintenance and repairs realistically does drive people to go for do-it-yourself maintenance. Of course, there are a lot of kinds of DIY maintenance that is easy for the average homeowner to take care of. For example, changing your air filters not only is easy, but it is a huge and essential part of HVAC maintenance. This is not something you want to slack on, as you can seriously cause damages to your HVAC system. You certainly wouldn’t want to drive your car past an oil change unless you want to destroy your engine. It’s basically similar with the HVAC system. If you fail to change your air filters, your HVAC may become clogged and eventually overheat from being overworked. Overheating can lead to serious repair bills and even a whole system upgrade. Now with money concerns, you must consider these things. When you get regular HVAC maintenance, your system will run so much more efficiently. This in turn will keep your utility bills low. If you consider upgrading your HVAC system, it may be worth it because HVAC systems these days are way more energy efficient than models of the past. You also can get a sizable tax write off when you purchase certain energy efficient systems. So, money doesn’t necessarily need to be a factor that prevents you from regular HVAC maintenance or a nice HVAC upgrade.