Our heating and cooling unit just crawled to the end of summer.
However, we still had to have the HVAC people out on 4 separate occasions simply to make that happen.
On the last visit, the HVAC tech just bluntly told me that I was going to have to replace the HVAC unit very soon. I appreciated his candor but, I kind of new this was coming anyway. The heating and cooling unit had not really been up to the task for over a year. Last summer, I noticed that it really couldn’t keep up with demand and just ran all the time. The resulting utility costs were another signal that the HVAC unit had seen better days. However, I wanted to try to make it go as long as possible so I had the opportunity to save some money for a new heating & cooling unit. Now it was time to do something. So, I called the HVAC company to ask the HVAC contractor to meet me to help me figure out what to do. Our house is an older structure which we have nearly completely renovated on the inside. What was once a fairly large family home with lots of smaller rooms has been transformed. My wife and I tore down every interior wall that we could in order to create a totally open floor plan. The result was awesome. The HVAC contractor took one look at it and suggested that we forego rehanging ductwork and replacing the antiquated central air. He suggested that we use ductless heating and cooling units instead. This turned out to be even better than we could have ever imagined.