For generations, the men in our family have all been big time hunters. And this goes back a really long ways. But this sort of came to a screeching halt when it came to my generation. I wasn’t the only boy in the family to find hunting not so great. The start, I didn’t like having to leave the comfort of HVAC heating to go hunt. Being up in some tree stand instead of inside where the gas furnace was running was not my idea of a great weekend. However, I did love going out to the hunting lodge. It’s been in our family for many generations. Since the current generation is not all that much into the typical male hunting trips, we made some renovations. I got together with my siblings and my cousin’s in order to figure out what we wanted the future of the hunting lodge to be. It needed some work so I thought that while we were doing that, we would update some comfort areas in the place as well. There is now some good furniture and we updated the kitchen with all the necessary appliances. The wood stove stayed as the primary heating source but we added modern residential HVAC equipment as well. We had an HVAC professional come all the way out to install a series of ductless heat pumps. These provide air conditioning in the summer months which really does make a difference. The hunting lodge is a family treasure. And while there really isn’t any hunting these days, we all love being up there. Having the ductless heat pumps really make all of that so much better.