Throughout my adult life I have always had this burning desire to build a home from the ground up.
While I have been a homeowner for several decades, I had not had the opportunity to build my own place.
My wife and I bought a little 2 bedroom cottage as we starting out in our lives together. It was rather primitive. But, that was sort of on purpose as we were really into the simple life. The HVAC system in that place consisted of a big wood stove that we used for heating in the winter. That thing was amazing in how it heated our home so well. Granted the square footage wasn’t all that much but, we were always so cozy warm. The summer wasn’t too bad. The area we lived in was up north so we were able to get by fairly well with just fans. I think we bought a used window air conditioner but, it was rarely used. That all changed when we moved south. The HVAC cooling system became the focus of our heating and cooling concerns. Our family home was well maintained by an HVAC heat pump system. Once we began construction on our new house, we figured that heat pump would be the same heating and cooling choice. However, we were a bit overwhelmed with all the choices and information. Fortunately, we consulted and quickly turned over all the work to a very professional HVAC contractor. That man was worth every penny we paid him. The result is the most efficient, comfortable and reliable HVAC system we have ever owned.