My husband and I recently upgraded to a larger house and with larger homes comes larger responsibilities.
Our yard work has doubled, the cleaning has doubled, and the maintenance has doubled.
One area that we weren’t expecting to double but did, was our HVAC system. We didn’t realize this before moving in, but our home was so large that it needed two HVAC systems. We’d never heard of something like this, but our HVAC technician assured us that it was normal. Since there were two levels to the house, there were two different HVAC systems. This ensured that each floor was heated and cooled evenly and there was no strain on one, single HVAC system. The HVAC technician explained how homes that didn’t have two HVAC systems but were large, ended up wearing down their HVAC systems before the expected lifespan. He also said that they paid more in monthly utility costs because the various levels were competing with each other. As he explained things, it made more sense. Despite the fact that neither my husband nor I knew about home’s having multiple HVAC systems before, it was still a part of our new life. Now, we are expected to have both HVAC systems serviced twice per year and there’s more things to upkeep, just like every other aspect of having a larger home. Even though it’s more work, we’re really happy with how comfortable we’re able to keep our home and how efficient our heat and air runs because of it.