Importance of heating/cooling when building a new home

After we got married, my husband and I spent almost five years living in a cramped, outdated apartment.

We went without off-street parking, a backyard and sufficient closet space. We put up with faucets that continually dripped, air conditioning that smelled like pond water and a heater that couldn’t keep our very small apartment warm enough. We saved our money with the goal of buying property and designing our own home. We spent hours researching styles of roofs, types of windows, appliances and every detail of a new construction build. One of our biggest concerns was finding the right professional contractors. While we hoped to do a good share of the work ourselves, we hired a licensed electrician, plumber and HVAC contractor. We wanted to take advantage of their knowledge, experience and recommendations. Not only do all of those essential systems need to pass code, they directly impact our ongoing budget and enjoyment of the home. The number and placement of power outlets, light fixtures, water heater and faucets are incredibly important. In our local area, with temperature swings from the high eighties to the negative twenties, heating and cooling are a year round concern. The layout and fabrication of the ductwork affects energy efficiency, comfort and air quality. We found a fully licensed, insured and factory authorized HVAC contractor that includes custom sheet metal fabrication capabilities. We chose a company in good-standing with the Better Business Bureau. All of the technicians are NATE-certified, EPA-certified and ACCA-certified, and they back their work with 100% satisfaction guarantee. We are extremely happy with the results of our efforts and investment. Our new house is just perfect for us.

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