I have an older home up in the hills. The terrain and the weather are much unusual those here at our town home. Primarily, I bought it to be able to have my girls care about a get away in a locale with a more classic four season environment. The rural home is fairly primitive. There has been no heating and air conditioning to speak of in the property. There is a wood stove for heat in the winter. And it can run you out of there when it gets really fired up. However, there has never been any sort of heating and air conditioning system. Now that the girls are older, the family spends quite a bit more time at the apartment in the summer. There is a lake within walking distance and just miles of hiking trails. It really is ideal for us. However, the more we stay there, the more I’m leaning toward finding an A/C solution. I’m not too wild about a window A/C. I just don’t care about them–they are just so incredibly noisy. Kind of defeats the purpose of all that serenity. And, the A/C for the rural house needs to be something myself and the girls can install. I’ve been looking on the internet, and I’m confident I have found the answer. There is a fairly new heating and air conditioning idea called the mini split heating and cooling system. The mini split machine is completely ductless and doesn’t block a window. The air handler is mounted high atop an exterior wall. It’s then connected to a small condenser which is tucked up under the eaves of our rural house. I’ve studied the schematics so, I’m confident my girls and I can get this thing installed properly. It may take us the better half of a weekend but, I guess it will be totally worth it.