When I first moved into my house, there was a coal furnace in the basement.
My mom laughed and told me how much of a mess you had with coal, but I couldn’t afford to buy a new furnace right away.
I had to fix the furnace every morning and add coal to the coal hopper, so I had heat all day long. When I got home, the house was warm, and I didn’t need to fix the fire until night time. I loved the heat that came from my coal furnace, but it was too much work. I worked twelve hours a day, and I just wanted to get home, eat my dinner, and go to bed. The only time I had to myself was on Monday and Tuesday, when I didn’t work. I stuck with the coal furnace for the first year I lived in the house, and then I bought a new HVAC system. What made me decide so soon was that I walked out of the house with soot on my face. I didn’t know it was there until I heard someone laughing and saw them pointing at me. I couldn’t work in a hospital when I had coal dirt on my face, and smelled of coal dirt. I didn’t like being laughed at, either. I called the HVAC company and told them I wanted a ductless HVAC system in my house. It took me a couple of weeks to have a day off work when they could install the new system, but it was worth it. I didn’t have coal dirt in my house, and the heating was better than anything I had ever experienced. I also now had air conditioning without needing to put an AC unit in the window.