Want to know a secret? We are extremely tardy on applying for our construction loan. How is it that being late in any scenario—whether it’s for work in the morning, turning in an assignment, or applying for a loan—produces the same levels of anxiety? At first it was our fault: we couldn’t get it together to fix up the house, save money, and plan for the new house all at once. It’s taken a year, and we finally have those issues under control, but now it turns out that our developer is super busy with other projects (which is great for her and us, because the more she builds, the more our place appreciates), and our proposed contractor has flat-out left us.
We’ve been looking for a new contractor for a couple of weeks now, but we truly don’t know any contractors, especially those that come with special knowledge of working with metal buildings. Luckily, our developer has some contacts, and it seems like we may have found a winner today, but we still have more to consider. For an effective bid, the contractor needs us to make some big decisions, beginning with the HVAC system…another thing we know nothing about. We just know that we want something that heats and cools well using the least possible energy, and we’d like to have gas heat to save on our bills. I have a feeling that we are going to be intensely researching HVAC systems for the next few days (woohoo).
Any recommendations out there for the best HVACs? I know that heating and cooling has a lot to do with the size of the home, the climate, and what you can afford, but I’d like something to start with at least…these all seem the same to me!
image from Miami HVAC Repair