house post alert: heating and cooling the rest of the world uses

with purchasing a duplex, you end up with two of everything. same can be said for our hvac system. we had two furnaces and air conditioners. the furnaces were fairly new, but both the air conditioner and ducts were pretty crappy. and the ducts went everywhere.

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here a duct, there a duct, everywhere a duct duct!
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watch your head!

so, we ripped it all out.

and then ended up going with something a little different… if you’ve been abroad, it’s the hvac systems you see everywhere else in the world. this video explains what we ended up with it.

we installed one outdoor unit and four indoor units. each unit has it’s own remote and can be set at a different temperature. it’s fantastic for those who may call for a little more air conditioning than others.

nick was a little worried about the look of the units. they do stand out more than the average duct.

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guest bedroom!
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kitchen!
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master bedroom!

so, they do stick out, especially when there’s no furniture in there. just wait until you see the final results though – i think they don’t stand out nearly as much now. you’ll probably be waiting for a while, unless you make the trip down to ATL. you’ve seen how slow i’ve been moving through the house.

i really like the remote and being able to shut off certain units. we recently had about 20 people over. with turning all of the units on, the house maintained comfortable temperatures easily. also, no more ducts in the basement! it feels so much bigger down there. nick’s already planning his man cave. those are all of the good things.

the bad: weeeellllll, it’s not really bad, per se. basically, we haven’t figured out the remotes too well. it feels colder than what the temperature is set at. maybe it’s just because i’m always cold. or maybe it’s because i didn’t read the manual yet. something i always advocate for other people to do.

just a little light reading the next time i take a break and relax on the couch (ha!)

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