I am very thankful for my father’s knowledge of construction. He has been helping me make renovations on my home. I was fortunate to find an affordable property in the perfect location. The house includes a great deal of property and is within walking distance of both the town center and a huge lake. The only reason it was priced within my budget is because of the home’s condition. I need to completely replace the kitchen, both bathrooms, the water heater, electric lines, water pipes, windows, and just about everything. If I didn’t have my dad working with me, there’s no way I could handle such a huge project. As it is, the cost of the remodeling is adding up, and I’ve needed to prioritize. Quite a few of the job are getting postponed for a year or two because of the heating and cooling system. The house is equipped with a heat pump that is positively ancient. The old heat pump still utilizes Freon refrigerant, which has been discontinued because of ozone-depleting properties. My dad and I agree that investing in a modern, more energy efficient heat pump will pay for itself. My home will be far more comfortable, and I’ll pay less in utility bills every month. Modern heat pumps utilize Puron refrigerant, which is more environmentally friendly and achieves much higher efficiency rating. Although heat pumps are rather expensive to purchase and install, I’m fortunate that the one unit will provide both heating and cooling capacity. This type of temperature control is exceptionally quiet, clean and safe. The heat pump doesn’t burn fossil fuels to generate heat, but simply moves existing heat from one place to another.