I wish I could be as prepared for other life changes as I was for changing out the HVAC equipment.
This was something that I tried to anticipate but also was totally dreading.
After the heat pump turned 20, my wife thought it would be a smart idea to start saving money for the new HVAC unit. And wow, was she ever prescient. We were able to save money for two full years before the HVAC technician informed us that our heat pump was on the way out. He told us this during one of the seasonal HVAC maintenance appointments that we get every year. And I’m so thankful that we had this heads up because it really served us well. Where we live, there isn’t much demand for heating during the winter. While we may need some heating from the heat pump once in a while, it’s never much. So our heating costs are pretty much negligible during the winter. We could even get by with a space heater if necessary. So having all that time to choose the sort of HVAC technology and residential HVAC was awesome. We were able to meet with the HVAC professionals to learn all about the advancement in HVAC technology over the last quarter of a century. We actually were able to buy the new HVAC equipment with an eye toward selling the house in the next few years. Indeed, the HVAC company did us a real solid with all the time we had to prepare for that HVAC upgrade.