There is often a very simple solution to what we often deem mysterious or deeply confounding problems.
I know that for me, I tend to overthink things and don’t necessarily pay attention to common sense solutions.
But invariably, an answer shows itself to be so straightforward and simple that I end up slapping my forehead in disgust. This was the case recently when I figured out and HVAC puzzle that had been stumping me for years. When we bought our house, it came with brand new HVAC equipment as part of the sale. The house inspector signed off on it and we were thrilled to be starting off our time in a new house with great heating and cooling equipment. But it became pretty clear very quick that something wasn’t right with the heating and cooling. The back section of the house just wasn’t getting the same amount of HVAC ventilation as the rest of the house was. That space always was lacking a bit of heating in the winter or a bit of cooling in the summer. I had the HVAC gas furnace, the air conditioner and the ductwork all checked out. And it came back just fine. So I just sort of let it go. Several years later, I saw some room to room ventilators online. That’s when the simple solution to the HVAC problem finally hit me. Those little fans were able to equalize the HVAC comfort in that part of the house. Just like so many things in life, the answer tends to be right in front of you if you’re only willing to see it.