The house also had a manual thermostat, and I wanted a smart thermostat as we had used it in the rental we’d lived in before buying the renovated home
When our daughter was four, we moved to a new home that had just been renovated, according to the advert and realtor. It looked well done, so we didn’t expect any problems until Lola started having endless allergies. We decided to stay with my parents, and Lola returned to her usual self. My sister suggested we could have mold, but I told her that was impossible because the house was newly renovated. It shocked us when the mold specialist came to check and found that the ducts in our heating were full of mold. It was so extensive that we’d need to replace it with new heating. They did try to clean it, but a heating technician came for heater maintenance which we thought would help; he also confirmed that the best solution would be to change the whole home heating setup. We moved to my mom’s place for a week and even took the chance to have a heat pump installation done. We had hoped to upgrade to a heat pump two years after moving to the new house, but we were meant to do it as soon as we’d settled. The house also had a manual thermostat, and I wanted a smart thermostat as we had used it in the rental we’d lived in before buying the renovated home. The HVAC professional had assured us that everything we hoped would help with indoor comfort was achievable but would be expensive. We purchased the best equipment we could afford from a quality heating industry brand under the guidance of the local heating company’s heating dealer. Installation was done in three days by a team of three sent from the heating business, an experience that taught us more about heating and how to avoid mold growing in the vents.