When I asked him why, he told me that the crawl space was small, so he didn’t want to have to get under there if his furnace or ducts needed to be fixed.
I have a few friends that are renovating their house, and they told me the worst idea I have ever heard. The story involved their plans for the HVAC unit. These friends are updating and adding an entirely new addition to their brick house. They want to swap our their furnace and central air conditioner for an entirely new set of HVAC units, but their addition needs a way to be connected to the existing HVAC units. I asked him what he planned to do, and he told me that he didn’t want to go through the hassle of trying to knock out a crawl space for his addition. He was going to install stand-alone heating units for each of the rooms in the addition, which would run separately from the furnace in the rest of the house. When I asked him why, he told me that the crawl space was small, so he didn’t want to have to get under there if his furnace or ducts needed to be fixed. When I asked him what he was going to do with his air conditioner, he admitted that he had no plan for air conditioning. He wanted to purchase a few window air conditioners. This was a stupid idea! Why in the world would you pay for a huge central air conditioner and furnace if you weren’t going to use them for the rest of the rooms? Those heating systems will look terrible in only the new rooms, and the air conditioners are so much louder compared to the central air conditioner. For only a little more work, he could have his entire house running on the same HVAC units!