There is not one thing wrong with doing the best you can to contain spending.
That goes double for when the economy is undergoing contraction. When those times come, I can get fairly intense about making sure that I know where every dollar is going. And, I am more than prepared to make the difficult cuts on expenditures. However, I do draw the line of cheaping out on HVAC repair. There is no substitute for professional HVAC repair. I can deal with generic this and generic that in order to save a few dollars. Not golfing or putting off plans to trade up on my truck are also fine with me. There really isn’t all that much that I need. As a society, we get told that we just can’t do without all this superfluous stuff. Is it fun to get the latest and greatest TV or electronic device? Absolutely it is. But, it isn’t necessary and right now necessary is what matters. I think if all of us simply broke it down to what we actually need, then saving money would be so much easier. I know that I want to eat healthy food each day, so I’m more than willing to spend it. And staying comfortable inside my home during the heat of summer is also a need. For me, that’s why making sure the HVAC is properly repaired is the only way to go. There is just no way that I will ever be allowing someone I don’t know, who isn’t certified and can’t guarantee their work, ever touch our HVAC unit.