My husband and I knew that we needed to get our heating and air conditioning system upgraded.
When we purchased this home, it came with the heating and air conditioning system that was already a decade old.
Thankfully, it had been well-maintained by the previous owner. That being said, it’s going to be 7 years since we’ve moved in soon, and the service calls that we’ve needed to place to the nearest HVAC company have been more and more frequent. The last HVAC guy we talked to made us hesitate to go through the process of purchasing and installing a brand new heating and air conditioning system, though. We were hesitant because he informed us that our ductwork was also in serious need of being replaced. My husband could attest to this. There were cold spots throughout the house in the winter where the heat just didn’t seem to reach. Similarly, the air flow of the air conditioning system in the various rooms left something to be desired. The whole apparatus needed to be replaced. It was going to cost us a pretty penny, but it was also going to take a considerable amount of time. Without needing to replace the ductwork, an HVAC system can be installed in a single day, but we were informed that because the ductwork also needed to be replaced, it was going to take about 30 man hours, which of course meant 3 days, at the least. That was a long time to go without air conditioning! Still, my husband and I knew it needed to be done.