It was definitely like a game of musical chairs but with much bigger consequences.
- For a long time in our home, we were one room short.
And we did our best to deal with it. We have a nice home with great central air conditioning but we ended up having one more kid than number of rooms. So once the kids were older, we tried to make it more fair and rotate who had to share a room. That devolved into disaster pretty quick and there was never a quiet moment where I could just come home from work and enjoy the air conditioning. So it was obvious that we either had to move or we had to add a room to our home. Given the current climate on the real estate market in our region, getting a new house was out of the question. My wife and I decided that since we were going to add a room, why not make it for us. We also liked the idea that we are adding value to our home as that is our biggest investment. So we added a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. I was surprised that the HVAC contractor couldn’t extend the ductwork to include the new bedroom. But I got a lesson in the fact that HVAC equipment is specifically sized to the air volume of a home. So we ended up with a ductless heat pump and we love it. The ductless heat pump is so quiet and yet produces such quality heating and air. It’s hard to believe that something so small does such a big job so easily.