I called an HVAC tech to come and inspect the property, and she was a very pleasant young woman who gave me the bad news I expected
After many years of legal wrangling, I finally received my inheritance, which consisted of the lavish rural cabin of my deceased parents. There was a lot of squabbling between us siblings, most because we all hate each other, but ultimately the will was upheld and followed to the letter. Every kid got something, but I got the biggest plum of them all — the country cabin, with all taxes and fees paid on it for ten years in advance. Of course, the place had been sitting empty for eight years at that point, and had fallen into disrepair, but I was still glad to finally have it. I thought the first order of business would be cleaning it out, but once I went inside I realized that the HVAC system needed to be handled first. If I was going to get rid of so many years worth of dust and dampness, I would need an air conditioner to keep me from getting heat stroke. Not to mention the fact that the moisture inside was inside, because it had been sealed up tight for so long, so a humidifier would also be essential. I called an HVAC tech to come and inspect the property, and she was a very pleasant young woman who gave me the bad news I expected. She could try and fix the central AC, but it was over fifteen years old at this point and couldn’t possibly live very long even under the best circumstances. Shelling out eight grand for a new central HVAC system is a big expense, but I think this place is worth it.