I have been waiting for my HVAC unit to die on me.
I have a forced air system and I just hate it.
Forced air is the worst. First, you have to have the entire house be the same temperature. Every room is getting the same amount of heating and cooling. Does anyone ever want that? The kitchen is always too hot because of cooking and requires cooling. I like having a warmer temperature at night but a cooler temperature in my home gym. The office could even be a different temperature. Why am I bothering heating and cooling the bathrooms? Having zone control would be amazing, but I can’t have it with a forced air system. Second, forced air systems are really dirty. Dust gets in the ductwork and the actual system and then blows all over the house. Those with asthma or allergies should never have a forced air HVAC unit. Third, the ductwork is a big problem with this system. The ductwork is not only dirty, but can easily get a tear along the seams or a tiny hole inside. A microscopic hole can cause a huge increase in the daily energy bills. The only way to fix this tiny hole is to get ductwork sealing. Did you know that most HVAC companies further wreck the ductwork trying to repair it? They aren’t careful and more holes come as a result. Having a boiler, ductless heat pump or mini split would eliminate all these issues. I need my forced air heating and cooling to die before I buy brand new though.