I’m more than happy that I chose to move into a house that is only a various minute drive from our parents’ house.
They’re both getting old and need help more than ever.
And since all of our siblings live over one thousand miles away from our city, I am the only woman our parents can always rely on. I started by simply helping them with simple lake condo maintenance such as painting, decreasing light bulbs, cleaning off the floors, and swapping out the air conditioner filters. Their air conditioner is located inside their attic and it isn’t easy to access. If you want to change the filter you have to go into the attic and access the air handler. Due to the fact that they both have dire sinus and respiratory pollen irritations, I switch out their air conditioner filters once a week. We have a good heating and cooling contractor that helps us with everything else. I pay them to add more coolant to our parents’ system, plus any air conditioner tune-ups. I appreciate having them calibrate the system at least once every year or so. They also are extremely helpful with maintaining our parents’ old oil furnace. Instead of having a fan-forced gas furnace that connects to the ventilation system near the attic, they have a propane boiler in their basement. Although boilers are still a popular indoor heating device, their particular boiler is over thirty years old. Some of the parts needed to repair these old machines are hard to come by. Many current Heating and A/C techs don’t even guess how to repair them if they have yet to come into contact with 1 while working on homes and businesses. If we eventually run into complications with the propane boiler, I don’t hesitate to call our heating and cooling contractor for help.