Every Sunday, I drive over to my grandmother’s house and make dinner for her. She can still cook on her own, but it’s nice to give her a break every once in awhile. It also gives me an opportunity to visit with her, and help her with little things around the house. My grandmother is very independent, but I like to check up on her every week. We get to sit down and have a nice meal together, and I know that she enjoys having a little bit of extra company. Last Sunday when I got to her house, she was sitting in the kitchen with the table all set and ready! I gave her a hug, and immediately turned the stove on. A few minutes later, I noticed that the kitchen felt extremely overheated. I asked my grandmother if she had her air conditioning turned on, and she told me that it had been running all day. It was odd, because there was plenty of cool air in the living room, but the air conditioning in the kitchen was so weak that you could barely feel it. I don’t know anything about HVAC maintenance, but I was pretty certain that the low air conditioning in the kitchen could be caused by dirty air vents. I finished cooking dinner for us, but I was sweating the entire time without air conditioning! The very next day, I arranged for an HVAC technician to come clean out the ductwork. After the air vents were cleaned, the air conditioning in my grandmother’s kitchen was just as strong as in the living room. Thank goodness for that HVAC repairman, because I wouldn’t want my grandmother cooking in an overheated kitchen!