So long to the old heat pump

I don’t know what it is about me that gets so emotionally connected to inanimate objects.

  • But I’ve been this way since I was a kid.

Like we had this awesome station wagon when I was a kid. It had amazing air conditioning as well as a pretty good stereo. When my dad sold it, I felt like my world had just been flipped upside down. And I was 12 at the time. These days, I’m feeling the same way about the heat pump. When we bought this house a quarter of a century ago, that was the first appliance we ever bought. I put so much time and energy into researching that residential HVAC. That heat pump went on to provide the heating and cooling for my family as they grew. The kids are now all off on their own or in college. So I guess it shouldn’t have been that big a shock that the heat pump was due to be replaced. The HVAC technician told me this past fall, after he had completed the heating maintenance, that the heat pump wasn’t going to make it much longer. I completely trust our HVAC professionals so I got right into figuring out what sort of HVAC equipment would replace it. My wife was awfully fond of getting the latest when it came to HVAC technology so that’s what we did. And we were really pleased with the the price we got from the HVAC company. The HVAC professionals are coming out this week to install the new HVAC unit. And I have to say I’m really excited but I’m also really sad. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye to the only heat pump this house has ever had.