Given that our winters are mild, I was confident that we could get through this past one without a problem.
My wife and I signed up for the HVAC service plan when we moved here and bought this house. It made the most sense really given how busy we both are. Neither of us really wanted to have the responsibility to try and remember to call the HVAC professionals for HVAC maintenance. So the HVAC service plan fit our needs just perfectly. Additionally, we bought a house that had HVAC equipment that was about 8 years old. It wasn’t exactly the greatest HVAC equipment in the world either. So we wanted to make sure that we kept it in good order with HVAC maintenance on a semi annual basis. We hoped to get 10 years out of the HVAC unit but we came up short. The HVAC technician confirmed our suspicions when he came out to do the heating maintenance in the fall. Our HVAC cooling costs had spiked during the end of the previous summer. The HVAC technician told us that indeed, our heat pump was not going to last much longer. That heads up was all we needed. With all the supply chain problems, we thought it prudent to go ahead and get the HVAC unit replacement picked out and ordered. Given that our winters are mild, I was confident that we could get through this past one without a problem. And we did. But having that heads up was instrumental for us as we are now all set up to have the heat pump replaced in the coming weeks. That means that we go into the heat season fully prepared with brand new HVAC cooling.