I was really hesitant about renting an apartment without central heat or air.
Where I live, the summers are hot and the winters are mild.
Knowing this, I knew that I needed some sort of air conditioning and I always thought that it would come in the form of central AC. Central AC was all I ever knew when it came to cooling a residence. I could have probably survived without a furnace, but it would have been uncomfortable. Although the apartment I rented didn’t have a central HVAC system, it did have a ductless mini split system. I had no knowledge about ductless mini split systems, but the landlord made it seem easy enough. There were remotes that controlled each unit and they could heat or cool the space. The only suggestion that the landlord had was that I keep the temperature consistent throughout the rooms. For instance, if I had the AC set to 75 degrees in my living room, I should keep my bedroom around the same temperature. This would keep the ductless mini split units from competing with each other and my energy consumption would be low. I took his advice and I’ve grown to really enjoy the ductless system. They’re easy to use and they do an excellent job at keeping my house at a comfortable temperature. They’ve also kept my energy consumption low. I don’t know why I was so hesitant to move into a place with ductless units in the first place. I’ve been pleasantly surprised.