I fell in enjoy with our 1960’s ranch home the moment I pulled into the driveway with the real estate agent. It had such amazing curb appeal. The inside was even better. The hardwood floors plus big bay window made the living plus family rooms so bright. The stage built-ins added character that charmed the pants off of me. The family room counters plus appliances needed updating, which is to be expected, but the cabinetry was in perfect condition, down to the door knobs plus drawer pulls. The master bath had pink plus green tile task that I knew I would keep intact. I didn’t hesitate to make an offer, without contingency, on the spot. I figured if the inside was well cared for, the bones of the home were likely to be sound, too. I found the home of our dreams plus wasn’t going to lose it. My lender did require an inspection, though. That’s when I found out the furnace would have to be updated. The Heating and Air Conditioning inspector said that the heat exchanger was cracked plus he was required by code to shut it down. The home is about fifty years old, so it wasn’t a large shock. I opted to update the a/c at the same time because it was the same age. The heating plus cooling business I hired suggested a system that runs in stages. This would keep our gas plus electric costs down. When the a/c is running plus the reaches a pre-set temperature, it will automatically shut off. Same with the heating: if the room drops below a certain temperature, the hot air will come through the vents without our having to do a thing. I enjoy our home plus I enjoy our heating plus cooling business, too.