For almost a year, my sister actively sought a house to buy that wasn’t too far from me, one that is zoned to allow her to open a bed and breakfast.
She finally found one though, a sprawling house just outside of town, easy to find and not too far off the beaten path that she’ll lose guests. The house had eight spacious bedrooms and an eat in kitchen, living room, dining room, den and library. It was an older house that was in desperate need of updating. It had no modern air conditioning or heating systems. There was no air conditioning at all and all the main rooms, and the master bedroom, had fireplaces, so we assume this was the main heat source when the house was built. We found that really hard to believe but it was obvious that my sister was going to need some kind of heating and cooling system, so she brought in an HVAC technician for a consultation. Since there was no ductwork, he suggested that my sister invest in ductless mini-split air conditioning and heating systems. He explained that the ductless mini-splits are zone controlled, come with remotes, and can be turned off in empty rooms to save energy and money. The HVAC technician promised that the ductless mini-splits would be easy to install and easy to maintain and he was right on both counts. The ductless mini-split air conditioning and heating systems were perfect for my sister’s new bed and breakfast and fit easily into the decor. We are grateful for that HVAC technician.