When I was a kid I was required to help my parents look after the house. The things that was always assigned to me to do was to cut the lawn. We had a lot of acres, so it would take me several hours to finish it. I didn’t mind cutting the grass except when the temperatures were extremely high. I lived in a hot state, so summers could easily get pretty brutal. When it was really hot outside, it would take me even longer to cut the grass cut because I had to take breaks inside making sure that I could soak in some A/C for at least a small amount of time. I didn’t want to have to stop to go sit in the house while the air conditioner ran, but I also wanted to avoid getting overheated. I almost had a heat stroke once, so I learned a valuable lesson in the early stages. It’s a good thing my family’s house had a great HVAC system in it. In any other case, I wouldn’t have had anywhere to escape to on these hot days. Another one of my chores was to change the air filters within the HVAC unit. That was fairly simple, but it did require me to stick to a pretty strict schedule. Failing to change the air filters consistently can result in some serious problems with the air conditioning system. By my parents making me help maintain the house when I was young, they taught me some pretty valuable lessons. I really know what must be done to maintain household appliances and keep a home looking nice. I am grateful for that now that I am a homeowner myself.