Getting more than what I bargained for is normally something that isn’t so great. But with the recent changes with my HVAC equipment, I actually got some added value thrown in. Making a big purchase like HVAC equipment comes with plenty of due diligence. I like to be sure that I’m getting good quality for the right price. Generally, I tend to pay more for higher quality, That certainly was the case with our HVAC equipment. When we bought this house, we took on the old HVAC unit. It was more that 11 years old but worth keeping since we negotiated the condition of the HAC unit into the final sale price. We ever signed the HVAC unit up for the HVAC service plan as well. Finally, the HVAC technician let us know that it was time to replace the old HVAC unit. So that’s when I started to do my research on the latest in residential HVAC. There had been a great deal of change to HVAC technology in the ensuing years. After checking with the HVAC professionals, my wife and I chose some higher hend heating and cooling equipment. We loved the idea of having zone controlled HVAC and a smart thermostat as well. The improved efficiency made us feel good about leaving a smaller footprint. What I didn’t fact in was that we would be saving so much on utility costs with the HVAC technology. We save so much that I’m blown away buy the heating and cooling savings. I’m actually offsetting the cost of the new HVAC unit with the savings we get every month on utilities.