I can’t believe it, but last week I ended up breaking my ankle when I was trying to clean out the air ducts in my house.
It wasn’t the smartest idea that I’ve ever had, that’s for sure.
Usually, I called my local heating and cooling company to come and do the air duct cleaning for me, but this year I decided that I was going to try and do it myself instead. I have been trying to save up some money because I want to go on a fancy vacation later this year during the summer when the weather starts heating up. Anyway, the money that I was going to spend on having my ventilation system cleaned professionally was going to go into my vacation fund instead. At least, that was my original plan. Of course, once I got started, I realized that I don’t know the first thing about cleaning air ducts or air vents or really anything about my ventilation system at all. I basically got out my step ladder, my vacuum cleaner, and some gloves and I tried to get to work. I did not make it very far, though. I managed to finish cleaning out the heating vents along the floor in the upstairs hallway with the vacuum hose before tripping over my own feet and whacking my ankle against the bottom of the stepladder. As I was rubbing that ankle with my hand, the vacuum tipped over and banged against my other ankle and ended up chipping a bone! I guess saving money on my HVAC services is just not in the cards for me.