When my parents moved out of the house we all called home for twenty years, it was a bittersweet goodbye. My folks were sad to leave this house and all the memories they created in it, but they were also glad! They were glad because the house was being passed on to me, and they knew I would take good care of it. In the last year they lived in this house, we all noticed that the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system was pushing some rather unusually smelly air into our home. Once I took the reigns and became the new owner of the house, I was fully exposed to how far the HVAC system had spiraled into disrepair! I didn’t even know where to start. There was hardly any air being pushed out of the ductwork and through the ventilation registers into the house. The small gusts of air that did come into the house weren’t being cooled or warmed, and the air also smelled rather putrid. The old dial thermostat on the wall wasn’t very helpful either, as the accuracy in the temperature readings must’ve been off by at least five degrees! Using the furnace for that first winter was also a huge disaster, as the furnace quickly overheated and shut down. That was after it filled the house with smoke, leading me to believe the house caught fire in the night! With so many issues stemming from the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, I began to wonder if my parents intentionally passed off the house version of a lemon. Where was I supposed to even begin on these repairs?