When I paid for an off-plan house in a gated community, I wasn’t quite ready for what I was getting into, but all I knew was that I wanted to own a home.
With the off-plan purchase, I had the option to change the rooms but not the exterior of the house.
So I sat down with the contractor to resize the inner walls, close and extend some. Unfortunately, the project HVAC professional was absent that day. But the HVAC company tasked with managing the air conditioning system installation promised to look into the changes. When one finally arrived days later, his concern was that our suggestions would not help with indoor comfort. The zoning was favorable to air ducts, and he asked if we were opting for ductwork because that was the only way I was guaranteed good air quality. Again, that was not the plan, so he explained that we had to get a more reliable HVAC unit that was strong enough to cool and heat most rooms, unlike the standard air conditioner that would be installed. If I opted to stick with the latter, I would probably experience more issues regarding HVAC maintenance, high utility bill, overworked and unreliable ac filters, and frequent ac repairs. Since I wasn’t ready for all that and wasn’t prepared to compromise with my changes, I opted to proceed with the room changes and paid extra for the AC modification. I believe the changes paid off because I get quality air, and the HVAC technician assigned to provide home services regularly checks on my system just to ensure all is working well.