When my wife told me that she made arrangements to have a new HVAC system installed, I was stunned.
I simply asked her to be there for the HVAC tune-up, not to go for a new HVAC system which we didn’t have the money for! I’m glad I wasn’t out of town or anything or the new HVAC system would have been installed for sure and I would have been faced with the installation bill.
I ended up calling the HVAC company and asked them what they were trying to do. It seemed to me that some HVAC expert smooth talked my wife into thinking it was fine to go for a new HVAC system even though our HVAC was only 8 years old. I knew that we could get another 7 years out of the HVAC at least and to me it would have been a massive waste of money. Sure, some of the smooth talkers will try to get you with the whole thing about how modern HVAC systems are more energy efficient. Sure, I get that. But the thing is, when my HVAC system is finally done, I will have an HVAC system replacement that’s far more energy efficient! So I figure it’s still best to let your HVAC go for at least 15 years or until it dies. Of course, if you want it to keep running for a long time, you have to make sure to take excellent care of your HVAC system. Make sure to get regular HVAC maintenance and everything. Anyway, I was able to cancel the installation appointment with the HVAC company, even though they gave me a hard time about it!