Buying our first condo was a massive deal for me. I am currently single, twenty four years old, and acquired our nursing degree all on our own. Sure, I’ll say that our parents offered to help but I felt that I wanted the indepence of accomplishing it on my own as an adult. I was able to get a great paying job at a local hospital so financing our little condo was straight-forward. Most of our friends are still living with their parents and struggling to even pay their student loans. I feel fortunate to have made it this far at such a truly young age. Now, buying a condo and taking care of it are totally different. For this, I simply depend on our parents. Not financially of course, but, for pointed advice and comprehension on how to get things done. My dad has always been very handy so if I need something built or repaired he is more than happy and willing to pitch in and help. He is also willing to teach me these skills each time and I find that most beneficial of all. One of the things that I l acquired was how to care for our own central Heating and A/C system. He did suggest that I have it diagnosed out by a licensed professional at least once every few years, but, because our condo already has a boiler instead of a furnace, there is very no need to have it diagnosed regularly. He showed our how to check for air in the supply lines too. This one technique is called, “bleeding” the lines There are small valves situated throughout the whole plan that need to be loosened from time to time to make sure that there are no harmful air bubbles trapped in them. These air bubbles don’t hurt the plan but they do make it run a lot less efficiently and can cause them to be very noisy when the plan kicks on.