Turning a discussion on indoor comfort into a grilling session

We spent the entire Christmas holiday at my grandparents’ home.

I remember having a conversation with my grandfather about quality heating.

Their home was always warm and cozy, so I engaged him in a discussion about the type of heating equipment they had. I never bothered about such things until I started living on my own. An electric furnace heated the apartment I currently live in. The building’s management took care of all matters related to the heating business. My grandmother proudly said that they had a dual fuel system and never failed to call the heating contractor for a furnace/heater tune-up. On the other hand, I had yet to deal with any HVAC supplier since I left home. My parents also joined the conversation. They also said that they had the latest from the homeowner solutions. Two years ago, the HVAC professional installed a ductless HVAC in their home. It enabled them to have a zoned system, my grandparents also had a zoned system, and they both claimed it was very energy efficient. They also reduced the amount of energy used compared to their previous unit. On the other hand, my parents needed to reach out to an HVAC technician twice a year for a heat pump service. The conversation went on and on until they found a more exciting topic which was me. Talking about heating devices and indoor comfort was way more interesting than grilling me about when I would settle down or at least introduce my partner to them. It was not high on my list and did not sit well with them.

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