Did you ever meet someone who just overthinks everything? You know what I mean, if they have a problem, they immediately go to the worst case scenario. My husband tends to be this type of person. Because of this, I feel as though we waste a lot of money replacing things that could be repaired. I almost hate telling him that I have an issue with the car or an appliance because he will immediately start looking for a new one. I try and get things taken care of before he even notices. When I noticed that our energy bill was slowly creeping upwards I knew that it had to be somehow related to our aging HVAC system. My husband had an out of town business trip coming up so I scheduled an appointment for that time. I just knew that the technician would be able to fix the problem and he would never know the difference. If I scheduled the appointment while he was home, he would simply tell them to replace the unit without trying to save it. That, I knew, would be very expensive. He does mean well with most of the things he does and I get that he starts envisioning things like fire hazards and breakdowns in the middle of the night. All of these are possible, but sometimes, it just takes a few adjustments or replacement parts to have an item working like new. As it turns out we were both partially right when it came to our HVAC system. The service technician was able to adjust and repair the existing unit, but, he also recommended that we consider replacing it for better fuel efficiency. He said that they have deals at the end of the season that we may want to take advantage of as well. This would give us a few months to save for the investment and talk about what we wanted to do.