Growing up I certainly did not learn a lot about heating and cooling systems for homes. The only thing I was aware of, if you moved the needle on the thermostat, the house got hotter or colder. However, ever since buying my first home, I have learned a few things. You see the first house I bought was something of a fixer-upper. I am still paying off my student loans, so money is pretty tight for me. Regardless, I still wanted a property I was investing in unlike with an apartment. Unfortunately, this meant for me that my first home was not in perfect condition. The worst of all is that it did not have any type of air conditioning or heating system installed. At this point, moving the needle on my thermostat wasn’t even an option. This meant I had to do some real research on what type of cooling system was going to be best for me. At first, I thought I might be able to get by with some box fans and space heaters, but I soon realized that the peaks of summer and winter were simply too extreme. When I decided to upgrade, I first checked the ductwork in my house to see what my options were. However, there were none installed. So then I knew that I would have to use a mini-split system of some kind. Since the house was kind of on the small side, I wanted to ensure all my windows were letting in light. For me this meant that the best option was hands down a ductless AC system. It is much quieter, easy to use, keeps my whole home the right temperature, and works perfectly for me in both the summer and winter.