You read that right..
We replaced the entire system a couple of weeks ago. She just died……….UGGHHH
Texas summers are pretty extreme….at least it happened before the REAL heat of the summer.
Memorial weekend we noticed that our house didn’t seem to be cooling off, and it wasn’t really that hot outside. A quick call to a repairman, and our fears were realized.
She was dead…”Worse than that…She’s dead Jim. Dead Jim, Dead” (I think that’s my first Star Trek reference)
Victor took a look at the heater and confirmed what our home inspector 2 years ago had said as well. It was cracked, burning too hot of a flame, and in general “A fire hazard that should be condemned”.
Well, there ya go ………
It had to be done, we knew it, so we just bought the bullet.
Now the kinda awesome thing, other than the complete warranty, is that they would move the air conditioner to the side of the house……instead of directly under the master bedroom window. It has always bugged me that our beautiful backyard is interrupted by a “big ol’ honking” air conditioner. We have plans for a deck that stretches across the whole back side of the house. I have been willing to sacrifice those last couple of feet because of the (completely necessary) eyesore. But Now…..Woooohhh Nelly. We can do the entire length of the house, and someday (Ahhh Someday), install french doors from the master bedroom right out onto the deck.
I know, I’m psyched about it too.
The deck probably won’t happen for a while…but this is one more step in that direction…..
Not such a great thing coming home to this in the middle of the den…
But the guys had to install the new heater and blower….It took all day
The new unit in the
back side yard, well it looks like this ….
Stunning, I know….
I need to paint all those “things” they attached to the side of the house because, well, that’s just the kind of thing that I like to do. Everything Cohesive…..
After reviewing this post, I couldn’t go another day with that unpainted crap on the side of our house……
15 minutes later……..
OK……(exhale) …I feel much better now .
Remember when this was going to be the “Year of the Master Bathroom”?
AAAhhhh, in just 4 months we……
- remodeled the kitchen
- replaced the electrical panel,
- and now, installed new central heat and air.
We are tapped out….but we may still have a few small projects in the works.
Possibly Garage related……
I am really glad for you guys, although I fear you might need to be printing money in that garage to cover the massive expense of this new system! We know that a new system for our own home is not that far down the road for us…..dread the day! Sure will be nice, though, once it is done. Nice work on that quick outside paint job….makes for such a nice look without too much effort at all. Somehow, after following the two of your on your journey with this house for the past few months, I don’t think that new deck is THAT far away….in fact, I think I might just be able to see it from here…..!
Vickie Stop! We can NOT get a new deck this year….we have to make a dent in that Air conditioner debt first…..but next year? hhhmmm…watch out. I keep drawing pictures of it…even showed Jamie the huge cedar posts at the H Depot….
oy, replacing mechanical systems…I wince on your behalf.
OY!!! is right !! We knew it was coming, I would much rather post about decorative things…but this blog is a document of our lives here in the Cavender house. The Cool, Cool Cavender House, that is…..
aaaahhhhh….cool is good. Here in NoVA we have finally gotten a break in the crushing heat.
As far as boring but necessary house infrastructure work is concerned…my husband does a great deal of our mechanical repairs. He was in the Navy and maintained nuclear power whatevers aboard an aircraft carrier, so your basic 2 ton system doesn’t phase him. THANK GOD.
Now decks….decks are another matter. 🙂
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