My condo is several hundred years old, plus we’ve spent a good deal of time, money plus effort making updates. All of the electrical wirings was old, unsafe plus needed to be completely updated. The plumbing pipes plus drains were corroded, leaked, plus also needed to be totally retrofitted. My hubby plus I tore down all of the old plaster plus lath walls, providing simple access, then added insulation plus put up drywall. Our greatest challenge was figuring out how to heat the home. Living in the northeastern part of the country, every one of us relies on some type of heating plan for approximately six to several months of the year. With temperatures often dipping below zero, the furnace needs to be powerful, dependable plus energy efficient. Because the studs in the lake house are turned sideways to allow for more living space, they do not accommodate traditional ductwork. The two of us ended up installing several different types of furnaces in the many parts of the house. A natural gas fireplace handles the heating demands of the living plus dining room area. The fireplace is both beautiful plus effective, plus puts out a good deal of heat. The two of us are able to make adjustments with a cordless remote, plus it operates actually quietly, providing the look of real flames. In the kitchen, every one of us has installed a ventless gas heater, which is compact but quite powerful. While it keeps the kitchen nice plus warm, the small furnace seems to run consistently plus significantly raises the cost of yearly energy costs. Part of the concern is that the ventless furnace is a single period unit, meaning it either operates at maximum capacity or is completely shut off.