I don’t know which I am happier about when it comes to being done with the house or the house itself.
This was more project than I really thought it would be but I’m so pleased with the house.
And the fact that it’s Christmas time and we’re enjoying the wonderful radiant floor heating is a bonus. The fact that we’re actually done with that home build is almost as great as the house itself. For some reason, my wife and I really both wanted to take a swing at building a custom home at least once in our lives. Most of our money, energy and time went into raising our family inside the central air conditioning of our family home. That family home was a great place to raise a family but was also way too big for two people. But that family home also provided a huge windfall when it came to selling it. We upgraded the HVAC equipment and got way more than we ever thought we could from the sale of our house. And that was really what sealed it as far as building a home. We moved into a rental property and signed a year’s lease prior to starting the build. Our house was supposed to be done within six to seven months but it actually came right down to the wire. Thankfully, we had a great HVAC contractor who really came through for us at the end. We went with a geothermal heat pump as our HVAC equipment. And this takes very precise installation in order to get the maximum benefit from the geo heat pump. Thanks to that great HVAC professional, we’re enjoying some of the best heating comfort we’ve ever had in our lives.