Really, the whole thing was my fault.
And it was all due to the way I can be when it comes to spending sizeable amounts of money.
When it comes to spending on big ticket items, I like to control the details so I can see where the money is going. However, in this case, I should have had more guidance from the Heating, Ventilation & A/C supplier. When the Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker informed us while I was in routine Heating, Ventilation & A/C repair that our Heating, Ventilation & A/C component was failing, I paid attention. Of course, that wasn’t the greatest news ever however I wasn’t exactly completely unprepared. When the Heating, Ventilation & A/C component turned 20 years old, I started saving for the Heating, Ventilation & A/C upgradement. This was a nice idea since I would have an amount saved up by the time I needed to do something about the Heating, Ventilation & A/C unit. Actually, it turned out that the Heating, Ventilation & A/C component ended up going much longer than I had anticipated. The two of us got just over 25 years out of the Heating, Ventilation & A/C unit. However, when it was time to upgrade it, I should have gone instantly to the Heating, Ventilation & A/C supplier to begin the process. That way, it would have been brought to my attention far earlier that our Heating, Ventilation & A/C air duct would also need to be upgraded. The air duct was at least 50 years old as well as just wouldn’t hold up any longer. This would have been nice to think at the time so I could have included a ductless multi split heating as well as cooling idea into the options. Instead, the two of us ended up ripping out all the air duct as well as replacing it as I had already purchased Heating, Ventilation & A/C component online.