No one had seen the unexpected cost creep up.
But we all had to chip in money to get our parents a new AC unit.
One winter, the HVAC in our parents home stopped working. It was an old air conditioner that my dad had bought 12 years before. When my mom phoned the HVAC company, an AC technician went to the house to investigate the problem. There was little he could do since there were so many worn-out parts to mend. The ageing HVAC unit was dead and gone. We had to think fast and buy our parents a new air conditioning system since it was too cold. At first, I brought them some portable AC units I kept for emergencies. Then, my brothers and I went to the AC business to learn more about AC cost and installation. The HVAC supplier had some excellent energy-efficient aircon, but the price was high. We had to take a little time to get our finances in check and then pay for the heating unit. After making the payment, an AC mechanic went to the house to work on the air ducts. They needed to check for any leaks and clean them out. Only then could they install the central cooling and heating unit. The duct cleaning took some time since the air ducts needed some mending to prevent leaks. Once that was complete, the same HVAC expert went back to the house to set up the quality AC. It was an excellent air ventilation unit that had a smart thermostat. The sleek design went well with the modern features in our parents home. Plus, dad could now use a remote to control the temperature, which made him quite happy. We settled on an affordable AC maintenance plan which would make sure the AC unit lasted for many years to come.