My wife and I bought our first house together about a year ago. When we moved in everything seemed to be in perfect working order. We didn’t really have anything inspected because we trusted that the realtor did her due diligence. We have been in the house about a year now, and I feel as though everything is falling apart. It seems like every other week something is break. I feel like we can’t catch a break these days. I want to make sure we have enough money save for our future, but these home repairs are making it hard to save money like I want to. Last week, I woke up in the middle of the night sweating. I was nervous that our HVAC system had stopped working. I got out of bed. The thermostat was completely black, It was not working at all. The next morning I called our local HVAC company and made an appointment to have them come out that day and inspect our HVAC system. Once the HVAC technician did his inspection, I could tell by the look on his face that something was wrong. I was really nervous that he was going to say we would need to have a new HVAC system installed. To my disappointment that was exactly what he said to me. I asked for him to send over a quote, and I was shocked at the cost of the installation. I knew that it was going to be expensive to have the new HVAC system installed, but I was not ready for the amount he told me!