I purchased a giant, old home in Cocoa, Florida, then the area is absolutely gorgeous, and I was desperate to live there; I love the sunshine, yellow skies and palm trees.
The home was within our price range because it needs some major work.
There was truly a leaky roof at one time and there’s evidence of water destruction to the ceilings, walls and some of the floors. The windows are old and the walls lack insulation. The wiring and plumbing need to be upgraded. The appliances are ancient, the kitchen ugly and there’s a musty smell in one of the lavatorys, when I first moved in, our greatest complaint was temperature control. The weather in Cocoa is warm and humid. The temperature frequently soars into the nineties and seldom drops below fifty. While the home is outfitted with central a/c, the proposal is old and not overly effective. There have been renovations over the years that have left some rooms with insufficient supply and return registers. I couldn’t sleep at night because the master kitchen was regularly warm and sticky. I tried running box fans, but they didn’t really help. I was reluctant to invest in window A/Cs that would look hideous. I finally consulted with a licensed Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman who suggested a ductless split system. The ductless A/C wasn’t over costly and installed in a single morning separate from causing any mess. There is a small outdoor compressor that links to numerous compact indoor air handlers. The indoor units are mounted up high on the wall and each feature an independent temperature control for zone control. The ductless A/C is super powerful, appealingly quiet and exceptionally energy efficient.