A few years ago, my friend decided to put an addition onto her house.
- She and her husband really did not need the extra room, but you know how it is, people love to spend money when they don’t need to.
Anyway, they got a software program and designed it themselves. I thought that was so brave and kind of stupid, but they did it anyway. Everything was going along fine, and they hired a contractor to do the construction. It wasn’t until the addition was nearly complete that people finally realized there was no plan put in place for heating and cooling for the big room they were adding onto the back of the house. My two friends had no idea they would have to account for what to do about HVAC in this great big room! That is when they had to call in an HVAC contractor to determine what their options were. It turned out that the room was so large that if they wanted to connect it to the central HVAC, they would need to get a bigger unit. In addition, there were no plans for ductwork, so accommodations would have to be made for that. Then, the HVAC guy suggested they might want to try a mini-split a/c unit. At the time, min-split a/c units were still fairly unknown in this area, so they were hesitant. In the end, though, there really weren’t a lot of reasonable options, so they decided to take a leap of faith and get the mini-split a/c installed above the doorway. It is fabulous! Just goes to show you God takes care of fools.