My spouse and I waited until later in life to build our first true home.
This came about because the only other home we have had, we lived in for nearly 25 years.
It was a great place as well as we loved bringing our youngsters up in that place, but it was pre-built. And once they were gone, it didn’t take too long to realize that the house was just too much for two people. So we updated the kitchen as well as the HVAC system to put it on the market. It didn’t take long to sell so, in the interim, we lived in a smaller condo with less than great heating and A/C. And oddly enough, the heating and A/C was an issue that was near and dear to both of us in the design of our new place. While we did have a building contractor who handled most of the build, it was the two of us who vetted all the subcontractors. Early on, we found an HVAC contractor that was just so totally professional as well as organized. The thing about him that was so great was how he could really listen to our heating and A/C wants as well as needs. But then, turn those conversations into viable openings as well as plans. It was quite amazing. Having this person in the fold made it so much easier to allow our focus to bear on the other subcontracting companies. Just knowing the HVAC contractor would not need to be reminded or pushed about timelines was a pressing plus. But mostly, we are just happy with what that HVAC contractor was able to do for us. My spouse and I now live in a house of our own design that incorporates the finest heating and A/C unit I have ever experienced.