As a new homeowner, I was confronted with a whole slew of problems. I have a lawn to keep up with now. My faucets won’t stop dripping. The most pertinent problem (and probably the most uncomfortable) was that I just couldn’t get the master bedroom the right temperature. It’s a loft on the top floor and no matter what I did, I just couldn’t get it to be the match the rest of the house. In the summer time it was always too hot. Sure I could just crank up the AC but that would freeze the rest of the house. When my dog starts shivering through his fur coat, you know something’s wrong. In the winter, I’d either be freezing or roasting. There was no middle ground. I’d pull the blankets over and then toss the blankets off. Repeat this the entire night and it makes for a pretty restless night’s sleep. No amount of coffee could resuscitate me from my ensuing zombie-like state the following morning. Not to mention that any man who’s tried to fight his wife or girlfriend for the blankets knows what kind of battle he’s in for. I think I’d rather take twelve rounds with Tyson personally.
After one too many nights of 3:00 am sparring, I decided it was finally time to make a change and bring a new addition to my humble home, a high efficiency HVAC unit. I was skeptical at first. So many of my friends have been using their same units for ages and they seem to be doing alright. Then I started hearing a recurring theme. No matter how comfortable they were, they’d always complain about their bills. I did what any other responsible and unknowledgeable adult would do in this day and age and cruised on over to the information superhighway and what do I find: Not only can heating repair specialists fix the problems with my master bedroom, but they every reputable company recommended that I install a high efficiency unit and mentioned that it would save me money. It makes sense; if something is efficient then it can do more with less. In this case, less energy equals more heat. So I took the leap, despite the complacency of my peers and had my local heating company install me something top of the line.
It was by far the best decision I’ve made in my limited stint as a homeowner. It’s now several months later and I’m seeing drops in my utility bills all around. As for my master bedroom, let’s just say there are no more 3 AM jousts for the comforter. My dog is also perfectly comfy in his fur coat and back to chewing on my $200 desk chair. All it took was a little research on this vast internet and pinning down a trustworthy heating and cooling company to help me out. What happened to my friends? They were stubborn until I showed them some of my bills. There’s nothing more persuasive than money right in your pocket. I think most of them will have high efficiency units installed in the next month.