My husband and I move a lot with his job.
- While looking for houses to rent in a new town, the first thing I look for is central heating and air conditioning.
I grew up with space heaters and window air conditioners, and the first place my husband and I rented had space heaters and a window unit, but then we were introduced to central HVAC and we will never go back. Gone are the days of sleeping on the floor in the living room in the summer in order to stay cool near the air conditioner. And, we will never huddle around a space heater again just trying to stay warm. With an HVAC system, the whole house stays cool when the air conditioner is on and warm when the heater is on. There is little to no temperature gradient and no need to stand next to the vents in order to feel the comfortable air. That is why central heating and air conditioning is a must from now on for any house that we rent. All this moving around really helps the two of us know what we do and don’t want when we are finally ready to settle down and buy our own house. Every house has its up and down sides. We make a mental note of things we do and do not like about each house. When we do buy our own place, it is going to have to be perfect. It is also going to have to have a really good and quiet HVAC system, obviously.