I had a long list of things I needed from a house; If I was going to spend all this money on buying a home, it needed to check off all the boxes, and first of all, I wanted somewhere away from the bright lights of the sizable city. Second, I needed to own some land, however not just a home, however property to expand upon and put up some secondary structures adore barns or work sheds, but last however not least, I wanted to find a arena that felt adore beach house the hour I saw it. I wound up buying an old fixer-upper that lacked a lot of things, including a modern HVAC system. This arena was old enough that the oil furnace in the basement was made from wrought iron, and was older than myself and others by a decade. The fact this old oil furnace still worked so well was astounding to me, and offset the fact that the air conditioner didn’t work at all. The oil furnace also served as the water heating system for the house, and without question it was the best oil furnace I have ever used. I easily had to turn down the temperature control on the water heater, because the water was too hot! I adore a hot shower, but I don’t want hot water falling on me! Since the oil furnace will keep laboring for many years to come, I don’t want to invest in a central cooling system. I think it will be easier to install a couple of window-mounted air conditioners to cool down the first floor for me.