The cabin cooling component

My family shares a large hunting cottage in the northern United States nestled along a creek in a large pine forest.  My Grandpa & one of his close friends built the cottage back in the 1950’s. It has now been shared among descendants of both patriarchs in the decades since.  Because it was consistently only used as a hunting cottage foremost, where hunting season in that region lasts through the coldest time of the year, heating was the only heating and cooling consideration from day the very first day.  Initially, there was a classic fireplace & chimney, but soon that was replaced by a more efficient wood stove that also doubled as a hot surface for cooking food. The two of us have the same wood stove in that cottage that my Grandpa installed well over 40 years ago. I swear it must still work as it did when it was brand new.  It’s incredibly efficient, & it has little trouble warming up the cottage with minimal wood. This last year though, I instead decided to go out on a fishing trip instead. This time I would be in the cottage in late June, legitimately the hottest time of the year for that region. This would be my very first time in an environment to try this without air conditioning, so I was not prepared.  The first evening was extremely miserable—I had more than three separate fans running & every single window in the cottage was open. This persisted for the five days I spent there, & I truly only got relief when I was swimming in the creek. I’m going to look into perhaps installing a ductless mini-split cooling system just to use for cooling purposes through the summer. It would make a large difference in everyone’s comfort.

cooling install