The Money Pit

Abe and I joke about our new house being a money pit, it’s not.  Our home was built in 1977, and obviously, is due for updates here and there.  We have already done quite a bit, replacing the ancient stove and dishwasher, along with that scary kitchen sink plumbing I told you about with the electrical tape.  Eek!

Next on our list is a new air conditioner and furnace.  Yuck!  I mean, the units we have are old.  They need to be replaced.  We already had to have the ac serviced, and with winter coming, we certainly don’t want to wake up to furnace problems.  But replacing them is not going to be cheap, and there are so many other things that would be more fun to buy!  This is when it sucks to be a responsible adult.

I know we’ll save money with a new system, and honestly, the peace of mind knowing that everything is under warranty will be well worth the cost.  It’s just a scary about of money to plunk down, ya know?

Another scary aspect of replacing our heating and cooling system, is trying to figure out who the best company to work with is.  We have already had two companies come out with estimates, but with further online investigating, one company kinda has crappy reviews and the other, only has a handful of reviews, though they are all good.

This would be a good time to have a friend in the heating and cooling profession, but alas, all our friends are geeks.  Fun, but not helpful in this situation.

I don’t believe in paying to read reviews on companies, like certain awesome named “list” sites, and the internet, while totally useful for most research, just doesn’t have the amount of reviews that I would like to see to try and gauge a local company’s worthiness of our hard earned money.

I guess this is going to be a learning experience!  I will definitely share an honest review of whichever company that we use, be it good or bad.  I think more people should do that!  Give local reviews of services and companies for your fellow locals!  It’s too hard these days, knowing who and what to trust, and you want to be as well informed as possible when so much money is on the line!

Hopefully I have an awesome review to share with you from a local HVAC company in the coming weeks!


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