We had been looking for a bigger house for more than a year.
- The children were not thrilled by the idea of moving since that meant leaving their friends behind and also joining a new school.
We were not in a hurry to settle for just any house, we wanted our forever home to meet all our expectations or at least most of them. We finally moved to a very beautiful neighborhood. The home had five bedrooms with a backyard big enough to fit a swimming pool and still have plenty of space for our three children to play on. What drew us to the house was that it had a geo heat pump installation. Before we found the house I never thought it would be possible to find a house on sale that ran on geothermal heating technology. When the realtor told us that she had a surprise for us I would never have imagined that this was it. Our previous house had a furnace as the main heating device that the local heating dealer had installed when our first child was born. The ductwork was older than the heating equipment and during every heating maintenance, duct sealing had to be done. The HVAC serviceman had advised us that if we were looking into getting a new heating and cooling system to consider a ductless HVAC to eliminate the duct issues. When it came to inventions in the heating industry we had hit the jackpot. The only thing other than the annual tune-up would be getting an HVAC tech from the local home services company to install a digital thermostat. The system was more than a decade old but it would serve us for decades to come and we would enjoy low energy costs for a very long time.