Sometimes, you just have to go with your gut.
And that’s exactly what I did.
A pretty random event ended up really changing my life a bit. A friend of mine really wanted to get out of the air conditioning and out of the city. I’m a big nature lover so I agreed to go with her. There was an old lodge way out in the woods that she had frequented since she was a small girl. It was a small, family run place with less than a dozen rooms. I was all in because I too wanted to have some time out of the city. We arrived to find a very rustic situation for sure. The place had indoor plumbing and electricity and that’s about it. There was no modern HVAC technology or residential HVAC to speak of. The place was sort of a big rambling house in a way. But it was in the middle of some of the most pristine land I had ever seen. The family that owned the place didn’t live there so it was sort of an honor system thing. They did come in once a day to check on things. During one of those visits I got to talking to the owner who was looking to sell. And a month later, I own that lodge. Our first order of business was putting ductless heat pumps in all of the rooms. There will be other upgrades as well. However, I want to be careful not to mess with the special character of the place. Yet, modern HVAC technology in the form of ductless heat pumps were in order for sure.