I lived in rentals for a long time before I started building my own house.
- As a tenant, I was keener than I was when I lived with my parents.
My experience with heating and cooling was never pleasant in all the 3 rentals I stayed in. The first house I lived in had a faulty central heating system, the second house lacked proper maintenance. When I moved to the last house before I moved into mine, the ductwork ended up being in a terrible state. The struggle the landlord had made me think about installing a radiant heater in my house. Many times the landlords had to engage more than one a/c workman to carry out the HVAC service or some repair work. And being old systems, the seer ratings were well below the recommended 13. When I hired my HVAC contractor, my main focus was to have quality HVAC ductless units in the house and avoid ductwork related expenses. So he ensured that all my HVAC equipment was modern and energy-efficient. That would include any portable space heater appliance I buy. Shopping for new HVAC equipment is easier now than before. A good HVAC business salesman will enlighten you on the best appliances for your premises, and also offer an air conditioner service plan, with every air conditioning installation. I lived in areas that had extreme weather changes but I realized I am more tolerant of colder weather than hot seasons. So I have invested in a reliable and efficient cooling system but generally, it pays to have proper air quality systems in the house.