For months now, I felt like I had learned every parenting book, listened to mummy podcasts and watched every parent video just so I could help out my sister.
She had decided to get a baby on her own through IVF. When she finally got pregnant and was gleeful but had no idea how challenging motherhood is, let alone when single. I vowed to help her through it, she is my sister anyway. Among the things I did to prepare was help with indoor comfort, then my niece was to be born smack in the middle of winter, and so the home needed efficient new heating to keep almost everyone warm. I searched a couple of companies that claimed to offer quality home services and settled for one with good positive online reviews. The heating specialist was amazing and he recommended the most suitable furnace to suit our needs. He recommended a dual fuel system, now with a baby in the house, we would all be tied up and this system would be convenient as all of us can switch between the fuels in case one runs out. The electric heat pump was more upscale but it did not tickle my fancy than the double fuel system and the heating company gave us a good deal on it. The heating corporation was the one who handled the upgrade and before he left he mentioned how pressing a furnace/heater tune-up was, keeping up with proper heat pump service and adjusting the furnace filters would ensure an easier time for me and the unit. For the temperature control, I opted for a digital thermostat as it was easy to use, but even with these heating and A/C units, I also had a fireplace, which my sister initially thought would be enough heat for her and the child.