My husband and I bought a piece of land a while back to build a retirement home.
The land was previously used as farming land but now the estate owner was converting every piece of it to development land. Many investors came knocking and we joined the bandwagon to have a piece as well. Once we started building, my husband built a small house that we can live in temporarily before building our dream house. Staying on the property opened my eyes to new challenges I didn’t expect with home services. Orchard grass and perennial grass were widespread on the property so pollen was freely floating around the property. Being an open space, it was clear we shall not need to use the residential HVAC much in the daytime, hence reducing the burden of cooling and heating maintenance, duct cleaning, and the like. However, we still needed to consult a local service provider or an a/c serviceman on the best cooling and heating equipment for the place. Even factories and businesses setting up around would do so with the help of a local provider, otherwise one would end up with the wrong commercial HVAC. I hadn’t caught up with all this important information so I took time to learn more about heating and cooling in plain open lands since the direction of the sun and blowing wind would have an impact on the quality HVAC. In the meantime, we organized for the a/c installation of a ductless mini-split but I also bought an air purification system to take care of the pollen situation. With such a small space, energy saving help was a negligible cost and we hardly used the thermostat much.