When you are building your house or looking to purchase a new house, one of the things that we all have to pay attention to is the HVAC system. Flooring, general layout, and the roof are right up there in importance, too, but what most concerns me is the heating and cooling. If you have a good, strong heating and cooling system, you will be comfortable for years to come. If the HVAC system is less than stellar, you are going to be sorry for years to come. Flooring trends change, and countertops go from sleek and artificial to tile, but one thing remains the same: everyone wants the thermostat set at a comfortable temperature and wants the A/C to be able to maintain that thermostat setting. Well, HVAC technology is improving and changing every day, just like technology in all kinds of other fields. That means it is in your best interest to bring in an HVAC consultant who can take measure of your home, take note of the layout, and make suggestions on what the best heating and cooling options would be for your family and your home. I had my heart set on getting a mini-split a/c in my house. I don’t live there right now; it is going to be where I live when I retire, and I am seeking low cost everything for those years because my income will be limited to social security. I have known other people who have the mini-split in their homes, and I love them. They are simple to install, inexpensive to operate, and budget-friendly to purchase. BUt I found out my little house is not a good candidate based on the fact that I have many rooms and walls.