I thought I would replace the air quality systems with just a call to the local contractor, but they did not have spares for the type of duct I had.
A year ago, I thought I would be the queen of home care and saving. I resolved to DIY (Do-it-Yourself) everything possible in my house. That’s how I felt to skip calling the HVAC company for the scheduled duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance. I had watched my HVAC technician brother do it several times, so I thought it would be as easy as fixing up my IKEA furniture. Yes, that’s easy for me because I love puzzles. Since I change my air filter every month to help with indoor comfort and improve air quality, I thought I’d deal with all the dirt in the ductwork during monthly clean-up. I should have called the HVAC professional for a home service instead of trying to do it. Things went from bad to worse in a short time. While opening the ducts, I didn’t check the material used to make them, which is how I broke an extensive part of the plastic in my HVAC unit. I thought I would replace the air quality systems with just a call to the local contractor, but they did not have spares for the type of duct I had. That took me on a long search for compatible parts while I remained scared about having to replace the entire air purification system. I checked online, but my brother told me not to risk online shopping for such sensitive parts. Eventually, he found what I was looking for and graciously replaced it for me at no cost except calling me teasing names that I’ve had to forgive him for because he saved me from a financial disaster.