My long-term goal has always been to purchase a nice piece of property in the country and to build my own home. I want to do this because I place a high value on having peace and quiet, and I really like the idea of getting to choose all of the features of my home. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and one thing I want to make sure I put a lot of thought into is the HVAC system. Heating and cooling systems come in all shapes and sizes, and the features that they can have now are pretty impressive. One thing I recently learned about was a zone controlled HVAC unit. These allow the homeowner to set the temperature differently in each room so that they are not wasting a ton of energy. This would be great for me because I work from home. The zone controlled feature would allow me to heat and cool my office without having to use a lot of power to cool the spaces that I’m not in. On top of that, my husband and I would never have to argue over the thermostat again because we’d be able to adjust the temperature differently in whatever room we were in. This would be a lifesaver because he is constantly freezing me to death with the A/C! I know that the HVAC unit isn’t usually something home builders put so much emphasis on, but I really think having the right one makes a difference. I really hope I can put this plan into action within the next few years!