When I told my wife that we needed to have the roof replaced, I didn’t expect her to give me a big issue about it.
We had a reasonable amount of money saved up in our joint savings account, but she said there was something more important than the roof, and that was the HVAC upgrade.
I thought our HVAC system would last us a bit longer very easily, but she started talking about how the HVAC was too old and it was costing us too much money on the energy bills to use regularly. She explained that we needed something more energy efficient and she didn’t want to wait a couple of more years spending too much money on HVAC repairs, maintenance, and costly energy bills. She also said that the roof was in fair shape and if there were any leaks, we could patch up those spots with leak repair until we could save up more money to get the roof replacement job taken care of. I thought about it for a little while and I realized she was right, we could use a better HVAC system. The HVAC system we had was going on 13 years and while I hoped to have it until at least 15 years, I couldn’t ignore the good point my wife made about having an energy efficient heating and cooling system. So before I knew it, we were consulting with an HVAC professional trying to figure out the best HVAC system to have installed at our home. The ductless options were really appealing to us and I think that’s what we will go for.