When my husband & I purchased our home, we had a very limited budget. The two of us were newly married, struggling to pay off student loans, & not making much of an income. Unwilling to waste currency on rent, we found a very small beach house in need of major repairs. Our little beach house was perfect for us. The two of us handled the replaces on our own, & ensured that the beach house was drastically energy efficient. The two of us installed Energy Star rated windows, added insulation to the walls, ceilings & attic, & put up ceiling fans. Because of our efforts & the minimal square footage, we were able to get by with a small oil furnace & a/c. Our yearly energy bills were inexpensive, & we kept the lake beach house at the ideal temperature all year round. Eight years later, we’d added numerous children & two cats to our family. The two of us were horribly cramped & needed to put on an addition. The addition nearly doubled the size of the home. There was no way the existing oil furnace & a/c could handle this greater demand. Rather than sacrifice the section & invest in a complete duct system for the addition, we opted to install a multi-cut system. The ductless heat pump incorporates a single outdoor compressor linked to many indoor air handlers. The indoor handlers are compact, lightweight & mount on an exterior wall. Despite the streamlined design, the heat pump is powerful enough to hastily heat up or cool down the many rooms. The individual air handlers in each room allow customizable temperature control & avoid heating/cooling empty rooms.