The central HVAC in our house

Our town home operated efficiently without a proper heating and cooling system for years. However, I recently installed a split duct plan in our town house with smart temperature control technology. See, I have numerous kids; it’s just easier to let them set their own temperature preferences for their rooms. But when I had central heating and cooling, there was constantly a single child complaining of being too tepid. Meanwhile the other was bundling up in blankets! Even though I still have control of the shared spaces, I didn’t recognize there was any harm in letting them control their rooms. However, what I didn’t realize is how much drama this would cause between the kids… My middle son thought it would be funny to play a prank on his siblings. He figured out how to access the controls for the other rooms on his smart temperature control app. He decided to make a single sibling’s room seriously tepid and the other sibling’s room seriously cold! In the middle of the night this led to both siblings waking up furious and uncomfortable! In turn, it woke up my hubby and I. When the two of us heard screaming, we came rushing out of our room! However it was just the kids arguing over our son’s prank… Occasionally kids cannot handle being trusted with technology. While I still love our split duct system, I had to take full control over the temperature control. If the kids want their room temperature adjusted, they have to come through me or my hubby first. This limits how much they are toying with the temperature settings, and also how much they are toying with each other apparently! Although, it is a little bit of a hassle for me, all in all, I’m still cheerful the two of us switched to the split duct plan; the two of us save a lot of money on utilities.

ductless heat pump