My husband and I have been house hunting for a few months now. When we first got married, we chose to live in an apartment building until we could find the perfect place for us. There were many things that eventually pushed us to begin our house hunt. Several things about the apartment annoyed us enough that we decided to call a real estate agent. One of the most tedious things about our apartment was that we had very little control in the heating and cooling of the space. We couldn’t make any updates to the heating and cooling systems, so we were stuck with what was already provided to us. The apartment had an outdated heating and cooling system, so we struggled during the peak of winter and summer seasons. The heating system was only strong enough to make us warm if we were sitting close to the unit. The cooling system worked similarly. When we began our house hunt, we were adamant about finding a home with updated heating and cooling units or with a setup that would allow for an easy HVAC update. We would be so happy to find a house with an updated, modern HVAC system, like a smart thermostat or heated flooring, but I know we can’t be too picky. To be honest, nothing has been to our liking yet, so we expect that it will be a long road to finding our perfect home. I feel like it will be worth the wait, especially if our new home allows us to be warm during the winter and cool during the summer.