Most people would be excited to move to a single home from an apartment, but I was terrified.
I was still determining if I was ready for the responsibility.
I was shifting because that apartment building did not allow pets, and I wanted to have a small garden full of herbs and spices. A friend pointed out that when looking for a house other than the things I had listed down, I also needed to consider the home’s heating equipment. Since I still needed to learn what qualified as quality heating, I visited an HVAC supplier so that I could consult with an HVAC professional. At first, the heating technician thought I was looking to purchase a cooling and heating device. The first home I looked at had an electric furnace but had very little space for a garden, so I crossed that one-off. The next house had a big yard with more than enough space for my garden. It had a dual fuel system. I remember the homeowner solutions heating contractor saying it was a reliable system as long as I maintained a regular furnace/heater tune-up. The downside was that the house and the curb appeal needed some work, and I was wondering if I was ready for all that work. The third had ductless HVAC and a yard that was neither big nor small. It would be enough for my garden through a tight fit, not to mention that a ductless HVAC needs a heat pump service every six months. All the heating business aside, I had a tough decision to make. After a week, I chose the second house because renovations were possible, but adding the square footage of the piece of land was impossible. After all, the indoor comfort was excellent.