When people hear about audits, they think about professionals in a corporate setting.
- While this is the obvious tendency my siblings and I learned from our mother early enough to audit our life decisions.
She always had everything in control and would pause after a period to assess and review how things were going, this applied in all things ranging from personal life choices to routine practices. One section she excelled in this auditing thing was with her HVAC system. Many of her friends wondered how she had the same component for years, yet they had changed their units numerous times. Well, our mum’s secret was simple. First, you have to get a good component to begin with and then invest in proper care. Then, she would take time to audit the unit’s performance based on the parameters she expected. She had always been the logical kind of person who knew that one cause of action would attract a reaction. She knew that certain repair practices would improve the HVAC unit’s efficiency and she was willing to see this through. Her basic audit areas were enough to show her which actions to take. She would start by checking filters to be sure that nothing is wrong here. She was always timely with the swapping since she did not want any air restriction to be the reason for her over working and causing her to pay more on energy costs at the end of the week. She also checked control component settings to see if there were any slight changes. The control component was a significant indicator of HVAC issues and any small problem would be enough to book an HVAC service session. The other one would leak, which she knew how to check like an expert.