Hit HOA hot button with HVAC situation

My HVAC equipment is barely more than ten years old and the HOA wants me to replace it.

It’s funny how absurd grown people can be over such trivial matters. It’s as though life and death hang in the balance over some of the most mundane stuff. And what’s going on with me and the HOA over my HVAC equipment is a great example of that sort of dynamic. I’ve always been a rules follower with a few youthful exceptions. There is a place for rules and regulations in our society for sure. The way I look at it, if you agree to play by the rules then it’s your obligation to do just that. However, there is also space for considering the impact of those rules and just how far to go in enforcing them. That is what I’m dealing with as the HOA is threatening all sorts of fines and penalties with regard to the HVAC equipment outside of my home. The problem is that the HVAC unit cover is becoming weathered and sun bleached. So what was once a muted green is now barely even green. Yet, one would really have to look close to notice. And what’s more, one would practically have to stand in my yard to see the HVAC cabinet. And yet, the HOA is making all these threats as it violates the spirit of the HVAC equipment rule. My HVAC equipment is barely more than ten years old and the HOA wants me to replace it. I told them that wasn’t going to happen but offered to paint it back to its original color. That is still not acceptable to them. So I simply instructed them that any further contact could be done through my lawyer.

 

 

furnace/heater repair