I’m thinking about trying to help him do this when he’s older, maybe he won’t be afraid anymore.
It’s actually kind of funny that my son can’t change the air filter for the HVAC system. I tried so many times to teach him how simple it is to pull out the old air filter and put the new one in. I made sure he saw the arrows so he knew which way to place the air filter in. The thing is, he’s actually afraid of the HVAC unit. He acts like it’s going to be at risk of blowing up whenever it turns on. I showed him how easy it is to power off the unit, there’s an emergency shut-off switch right next to it! Even when the power is off though, he doesn’t want to get near the HVAC equipment. I was hoping that this was a chore he could regularly do, so we would always have good air quality and efficient running equipment, but he won’t do it. I’m thinking about trying to help him do this when he’s older, maybe he won’t be afraid anymore. He just says that since I’m so confident with the air filter changes, I should regularly handle that chore. It’s not just about him doing important stuff around the house though, it’s about teaching him how to be a responsible young man. He needs to know how to do things like this if he expects to ever live on his own, so I’m determined that eventually, he will learn! If he never figures out how to do air filter changes though, I don’t want to be there at his house with poor air quality and a struggling HVAC. I would at least hope that his future wife will know how to do air filter changes, so they can actually live in comfort.