Do things for yourself or pay someone to do them – two strategies

Even though I can easily repair all of the air handling equipment she is convinced that we need to pay for professional repair services for any kind of air quality concern.

I guess I grew up in the type of situation where we had to learn how to do things for ourselves right off the bat. I never really had a strong Father figure or anybody who would help me with random life difficulties. Instead, I had to learn how to do a lot of things myself even if it included doing research at the library or embarrassing myself by asking a professional for help. Over the years, I learned how to do a lot of important things around the house on my own. I’m not a big fan of paying a professional to come and complete a task that I can eventually figure out with my own two hands. That being said, my wife strongly disagrees with this attitude when it comes to the central heating, cooling, and air quality control equipment. Since the day that we moved in together she has been obsessed with the idea of using professional HVAC technicians for all of our indoor air handling means. She has never been comfortable with the idea of me handling the forced air furnace or air conditioning system on my own. Even though I can easily repair all of the air handling equipment she is convinced that we need to pay for professional repair services for any kind of air quality concern. If there is a single draft in the house she is ready to call out our central heating and cooling technician. If the thermostat malfunctions for half a second she is willing to pay for the emergency repair fees. I don’t know why she is so determined to pay more money for basic HVAC troubleshooting that I could complete… Except for that one time I accidentally electrocuted myself and broke the forced air furnace.

 

Do things for yourself or pay someone to do them – two strategies