Once the HVAC contractors were finished, I started up our central air conditioner for the first time.
Our house is nearly 200 years old. For quite a long time, we used window units to cool things off. Every spring I had to install the window units. In the fall I needed to put them back into storage again. This was a task that I dreaded! But it needed to be done for the sake of comfort, even if I did not like it. Since there was no good spot to store the cooling units, I kept them in the attic.. So I had to haul those units up and down the stairs twice per year. The stairway is narrow and steep and I always ended up hurting my back. After getting a promotion at my work, I was making more money. I decided I could finally afford a central A/C system. I had always wanted to replace our ancient furnace and this seemed like the perfect time. I called a local HVAC company for a free estimate. They sent a licensed technician to take calculations and he provided an affordable quote on the complete Heating and A/C system. A couple weeks later, a team of HVAC professionals arrived to handle the installation project. It took several afternoons to manage the whole process. Once the HVAC contractors were finished, I started up our central air conditioner for the first time. I was definitely happy with the investment. I just love being able to adjust a thermostat and have the entire house feel perfectly cool. I no longer need to haul those window units or sacrifice my view.