Building our new house has been such a long slog. First, there was a strange issue with the drainage system so we had to call these specialists in to sort that out. Then when it came to building the foundation of the house we were informed that we could not do a waffle pod system because there was some issue with the soil stability, which now means we have to opt for a more expensive foundation.
Now we’ve encountered a new dilemma. I honestly thought the house would be well and truly done by now but it seems that we have one final obstacle, and that is sorting out the heating and cooling. Melbourne is known to have four seasons in one day so it is absolutely vital that we have a heating and cooling system that can successfully cool us down when the weather is sizzling and warm us up when we’re feeling that winter shiver. It’s quite funny, when I was living in England for a few years in my early twenties, I found the heat unbearable. The houses in England all have double glazed windows and are built in a way to retain heat. In winter it was absolutely amazing, but as soon as summer or the slightest bit of warm weather rolled around we would all be lounging around absolutely roasting.
There are so many different options to choose from when it comes to heating and cooling. Do we want ducted? Do we want a split system? Do we want ceiling fans? Some of these options are definitely better than others, and some of these options are definitely a lot more expensive. I’m currently researching the cost of ducted heating repairs for Melbourne houses. That’s another thing to keep in mind, how much will things cost if there’s a problem. I’d hate to install a specific type of heating or cooling system to then find out that I have to basically sell an organ to be able to afford any maintenance. If anyone has any recommendations then I would love to know.