My up-to-date Heating and A/C component is 17 years old.
It makes a particularly high pitched noise when it operates and consistently leaks water.
Obviously it is not going to live undoubtedly long. My fiance and I have discussed what the next Heating and A/C component will be. I don’t want a component that is stored inside of a Heating and A/C closet. It takes up room and looks ugly. I also need more storage. I also want zone control. With a ductless heat pump or mini split, you can have these things. The component also provides heating and cooling in a single unit. You are up to 8 indoor air handlers with a single outdoor unit. I counted and I have several rooms in the home that I would put an air handler in. I then would get a thermostat for each space so that they could have their own heating & air conditioning program. My fiance and I don’t share a room because our temperature needs are so opposite. Right now we run the air conditioning while I layer myself in thick blankets. If we had zone control, I could just not have AC over the Summer and sleep with a sheet. It would undoubtedly save currency. Both of us both have a laundry room that is only used once a week. Why are we bothering to give Heating and A/C for this space? During the daytime the several of us are gone a lot. It would be so nice to only give heating during the Wintertide in areas with piping. The rest can just freeze. It would be the financially smart decision to do a mini cut with zone control.