Now that I’m no longer living paycheck to paycheck, I would prefer to put my new income to wonderful use around the house.
I want to make improvements where I can to better our lives plus add value to the house.
More equity is always a wonderful thing, plus occasionally you can use it to negotiate a better mortgage with a lower interest rate. Part of this process involved adding a swimming pool in the backyard. I kept my plans a secret from my spouse plus my children so I could surprise them once I had the deal negotiated with the pool dealer. I didn’t want to get them excited in the off opportunity that I couldn’t afford the project after speaking with numerous pool businesss in the area. As much as I prefer the new pool, I had no interest in stopping my beach house improvement projects there. The two of us have an a/c in the house that is almost 14 years old, which means that it needs to be substituted in the next few years. Obviously we could buy a similar plan to substitute the old one while looking for something more energy efficient, but I have unusual plans. I want to invest in a heat pump instead of a traditional a/c. I’m fascinated by a heat pump’s ability at transferring heat energy from indoors to outdoors, plus vice versa. During the warm months it pulls heat energy from your house plus releases it outside through the condenser unit, just prefer a traditional a/c. But while in the Winter the whole process is reversed, plus whatever heat energy in the ambient air is transferred inside. Imagine installing a window a/c backwards in a window, plus that’s essentially what you get. All of that heat that normally leaves your house plus goes outdoors is instead harvested from outdoor air plus pushed indoors to heat your home.