I’m definitely not one for style, but I do love anything that serves a useful function or purpose.
My car is a living, breathing example of this preference, as it looks pretty ugly to the average person.
However, under the rusted paint and behind the bent fenders is a powerhouse engine and super-precise transmission! It’s a real workhorse, just like my home’s heating and air conditioning system. Again, it’s not the prettiest looking system – but it definitely goes above and beyond to get the job done. I still get funny looks from my neighbors from time to time, as they see the air conditioning unit sitting on the side of my house and have no idea what it is! It’s just a much taller, larger A/C unit than you’d normally see today, so it looks comically oversized for what it really does. The same can be said for my oil furnace in the basement! You’d think you were looking at some big mechanical monstrosity if you ever saw it. The oil furnace is pretty old, and has plenty of rusted spots to prove it. However, that old furnace works faithfully through even the most harsh and uncomfortable winter weather! I can thank my heating, ventilation and air conditioning repair technician for keeping these old systems in perfect working order, as he knows his way around these machines better than I do around my own house. I just hope that he’ll be able to get the ductwork for my system cleaned out before the summer heat waves hit their peak. If not, I’ll have one dusty house to deal with.