My husband and I had a really difficult time finding the right home for us and our children. There are so many different aspects to consider, and every individual person values different things. The kids value their own decent sized rooms, my husband values a nice big backyard and is infatuated with vaulted ceilings, and I need a big beautiful bathroom and a huge walk-in closet. This all sounds wonderful, but the problem with all of this together is the cost. Though we were able to get our dream home, knowing that our energy bills would be largely decreased from our previous home. The new home has a high-efficiency boiler, and boiler repair is very inexpensive. After consulting with the HVAC contractor, we found out that older systems can be repaired with energy efficient parts instead of having to make the giant purchase of an entirely new system. Using less energy means energy savings, and in turn, a reduced energy bill. We could always use the extra money on something that will make the air we breathe in healthier like having new insulation put it, or sealing up drafts. So between the savings on maintenance and energy, our bill would go down enough each month for us to purchase our dream home, and make us healthier at the same time. The house came with air conditioning, which was something we all valued, and we did not have to make any immediate changes so at this rate everything worked out really well. We now have the HVAC contractor’s contact information in case we need decide to go a different route, but for now all things are well and good.