When I decided to move to the southern tip of the country, it wasn’t because I wanted to live in a place that was perpetually eighty degrees or warmer. It definitely was not to soak in the sunlight, and evacuate my home every two weeks due to a major storm coming from the ocean, either! When I moved down south, it was to pursue a new job with a promising start-up company that a friend of mine founded. He offered me a position high up in the company that paid incredibly well – enough so that I would be making nearly double what I made before! Of course, I didn’t realize that much of my new income would go to repairing or replacing the busted old air conditioning system in my new house. Rather than continuing to rent an apartment after living in the area for the past year, I immediately began house-hunting. When I lucked out and found a fixer-upper for a steal, I quickly made an offer! I really wish I took a closer look at the heating and air conditioning system before I made my offer though. For one, the heating system is in incredible shape! Of course, it’s only warm for about two weeks of the year here, so naturally it will remain durable from such light use. The air conditioning system, on the other hand? That poor A/C unit of mine was already on its last leg when I bought the house. I first had the HVAC technicians come to perform a tune-up on the system, then I had them come and replace several components within the outdoor condenser and the indoor air handler. Nothing worked! Eventually, I had to accept defeat and buy a brand-new air condenser unit as well as an indoor air handler. It’s a good thing I was making good money, because every dime went into that house!
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020