It’s hard to come back from when the economy tanks.
Unfortunately,I have been down this road before. However, I don’t think the economy would ever tank over a health crisis. Goes to show what I know. It also points out just how vulnerable our way of life can be. While there has been a minimal safety net that has been slow to be effectively deployed, most of us are taking it in the shorts. I know that’s the truth for me. I’m still trying to make a living while entirely working from the HVAC in our house. Yet, the income has not been even close to what it was before. Needless to say, there has been a lot of cost cutting in our household. My wife says it was the warmest summer time she has ever spent in this house. She’s certainly right. Since I was at home entirely working, I made certain that the HVAC thermostat was in savings mode. But it saved us several hundred dollars. Where both of us live, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C cooling comes on about March and we don’t shut it off until September. I was thankful to have the savings. However, that doesn’t mean I cut corners on the Heating, Ventilation and A/C either. I made sure the HVAC preventive maintenance still was completed and I replaced our Heating, Ventilation and A/C air filter correctly. Cutting corners isn’t for essentials like HVAC. In fact, we are going to have to get HVAC maintenance done prior to the heat coming back, to make sure our system is running efficiently. The HVAC technician told us this was necessary and I know him personally So, I will also be making sure the HVAC maintenance is done by those very same professionals.