I have recently been on the housing market, in search of the perfect place to call home.
I’ve never wanted a new house, in fact I prefer older homes with a lot of interesting outdated features and character.
That’s how I ended up finding this amazing old victorian home set amongst the tall trees of the forest on the outskirts of town. The house is absolutely beautiful, and has a ton of unique features that made me fall in love with it instantly. The only problem is that the house is slightly out of my budget, and the HVAC system it is equipped with is well over 20 years old. There’s no doubt that the entire HVAC will need to be replaced immediately, and it will require a significant investment on my part to get the central heating and cooling up to date. The current air conditioner is covered in rust and spider webs, and it looks like it has been flooded a few times in its life. The AC makes terrible whizzing noises and runs constantly without efficiently cooling the house at all. The furnace has been discolored to a strange black hue and makes alarming banging sounds every time it runs. I don’t believe it services the top level of the house, and the past residents relied on space heaters throughout every room to stay warm. I love this house so much, but I’m really struggling with the decision. I know it’s going to be no easy task to pay off a brand new HVAC system.