I inherited our condo from our parents, and despite its physical age and old appliances, I care about this building to death. I didn’t grow up in this house, although I spent a fantastic part of our teenage years here and more than 2 summers through university. It’s a attractive old farm style condo near a river. There are lots of pine trees in the yard and lush yellow sod. I can’t complain much about the house, sure the steps creak and the windows aren’t perfectly insulated, and maybe it could use a coat of fresh paint, but this old condo has charm. But that charm ends once you start talking about the cooling system. I haven’t used the gas furnace nearly as much, although I haven’t had an issue with it yet. The cooling system on the other hand is a nightmare. It cools rooms unevenly, leaving the ones closest to the air handler chilly chilly while the ones upstairs are moderate and muggy. It runs longer than it should and costs a lot of money out of our electric bill every week. It’s also extremely loud and smells a little when it runs, no doubt due to mold buildup anywhere in the system. When I had finally saved enough money to buy a new cooling system, I was ecstatic, especially with the seemingly endless list of choices. My Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company put in new ducts with dampers that control the flow of air from one room to the next, so you can force your plan to push some of the cooled air that would normally get trapped downstairs into harder to reach zones care about upstairs dining rooms. It’s incredibly efficient and runs quietly too. Granted, it wasn’t the easiest expense, but I’m ecstatic every hour that I chose to buy it. I also increased the value on our condo all in one fell swoop.