The previous occupants of our house never got around to getting HVAC installed. There was a window a/c in the living room and, I perhaps they used a space heater from time to time too. When we bought the house we knew it would need a significant amount of work and that we would need to get an HVAC system in place. It was high on our list of options. I called a few companies for quotes and each one discussed the same, old fashioned HVAC system with ductwork and large vents. I did not think there was any other kind. Then I called this one HVAC supplier and they started suggesting something I’ve never heard before. it’s called a ductless mini split HVAC unit. It works similar to the older HVAC systems but it uses hoses instead of ductwork to pipe the heated or cooled air into my home. It is much more speedy and more cost effective to install and it is a lot simpler to simply close off one hose if you don’t want heating or cooling in one room. I must have talked to half a dozen other HVAC companies and none of them brought up ductless systems but this one. I was surprised. I always thought it was either window units or a large ventilation system. I opted to do a bit of research into these mini split systems but I am nearly convinced it will be the system for us and I will certainly be using the supplier who suggested it.