There was a time when I thought having an oil furnace was the best thing for a family living out in the country.
That oil furnace kept us warm and comfortable over the years, but the cost to refuel was expensive.
Eventually, my brother started telling me about this great new style of HVAC known as a ductless HVAC system. I had to ask how an HVAC could function without ductwork, and he explained. He told me how there were hoses and wires that went through some tubing that had to be connected to the outdoor condenser unit. He said up to 8 units could be installed to a single outdoor condenser. I thought that was very interesting. When he told me there were DIY ductless mini split systems, I told him I didn’t believe it. He actually installed his own HVAC system and it worked great. He also talked about the built in air purification that comes with it which has improved the air quality in his home a great deal. When I heard all that, I knew I had to try this new HVAC system. He helped me install mine and it wasn’t as challenging as I expected it would be. Ever since having this new HVAC installed, my energy costs have been much lower and I don’t think I would ever go back to using an oil furnace! I’m also thinking about having solar panels installed and then I would lower my energy costs a great deal too. That’s one of the best energy saving tips I know.