The idea that we could be homeowners has always been a bit of a longshot.
That’s because my wife and I are both in social work and we don’t make a bunch of money.
Actually, that is probably really understating it. That meant that any home we were going to own would be a project that we could get at the right price. Fortunately for us, that has finally happened. The house is over 50 years old but the structure is so sound that it will outlast us for sure. It’s super well made and will be a very fine home once we are done with it. Yet there is plenty of work to do with the HVAC, the kitchen, the roof and a myriad of other details. This being the plan, we knew we were in for a challenge. The first thing to be removed and replaced was the HVAC system. Although we weren’t living there, we still needed HVAC comfort to get all the work done. Our HVAC people were simply instrumental in helping us figure out just how to redo the HVAC. The heating & cooling system we inherited was a poor mix of HVAC methods. This included a terribly outdate and insufficient central air HVAC system. It was so bad that the previous owners simply added HVAC window units and space heaters to help with heating & cooling. That all got torn out. On the suggestion of our HVAC people, we replaced all that with a series of ductless HVAC units. This has worked fantastically for us given the minimal installation process. We are also looking forward to the great efficiency that comes with ductless HVAC.