The first thing we constantly had to do when going to see the family home while I was in the Wintertide was to fire up the wood stove.
It was sort of the chore that nobody actually wanted.
And so it usually fell to myself and others as the dad thing to do. It only took 10 or 15 minutes of heating from the wood stove to beginning to make a difference. But if it was particularly frosty or I couldn’t get a fire lit, the wait for heating comfort could be uncomfortable for sure. The wood stove is still there plus it’s the main heating we use for the home still. However, we now have a bit of help when it comes to both heating plus cooling that seasoned cabin. I talked a buddy of mine who is an Heating & A/C professional to go up there 1 weekend to install some up-to-date Heating & A/C. And it turned out great. I bought a ductless mini split from the Heating & A/C dealer I use at our home. They are superb plus have been our Heating & A/C provider since we moved here plus bought this house. The ductless heat pump is awesome. The heating is immediate so there is no waiting for the wood stove to moderate up. Plus, we now have a/c for those mid summer time trips that can get actually hot. I was concerned a bit that up-to-date Heating & A/C device would compromise the feeling of the cabin. But I was wrong. Having a ductless mini split heating plus cooling component just updates the whole home experience. And there is nothing wrong with an update as long as it doesn’t ruin the nature of the thing.