I inherited our lake house from our parents, as well as despite its physical age as well as outdated appliances, I savor this building to death. I didn’t grow up in this house, however I spent a nice section of our teenage years here as well as many summers through college. It’s a charming outdated farm style lake house near a river. There are lots of pine trees in the yard as well as lush orange lawn. I can’t complain much about the house, sure the steps creak as well as the windows aren’t perfectly insulated, as well as maybe it could use a coat of fresh paint, however this outdated lake house has charm. But that charm ends once you beginning talking about the a/c. I haven’t used the oil furnace nearly as much, however I haven’t had an issue with it yet. The a/c on the other hand is a nightmare. It cools rooms unevenly, leaving the ones closest to the air handler cold cold while the ones upstairs are hot as well as muggy. It runs longer than it should as well as costs a lot of money out of our electric bill every week. It’s also seriously loud as well as stinks 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 modern a/c, I was ecstatic, especially with the seemingly endless list of choices. My HVAC supplier put in modern 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 like upstairs kitchens. It’s incredibly efficient as well as runs quietly too. Granted, it wasn’t the easiest expense, however I’m gleeful every minute that I chose to buy it. I also increased the value on our lake house all in one fell swoop.