Our basement was so cold that my wife often stored items that needed some refrigeration in a cabinet she had down there.
- She made dozens of candy eggs for Easter every year.
They would all go downstairs where they would dry out until she could put chocolate on them. One day, she was talking about turning the basement into a summer kitchen. She could do all the candy for Christmas and Easter, and make cakes for family and friends without disrupting our family. I called the HVAC company and asked them to come out and assess the basement. We wanted to make sure we could put heating and air conditioning into the basement so my wife would be comfortable. When the HVAC technician arrived, he looked at the entire basement. He said he could possibly put heat in the basement, but extending the ductwork, but he couldn’t get the air conditioning in the basement. After asking what else we could use, he said a ductless HVAC system would work well. There were only a few small windows, so a window air conditioning unit was out of the question. I agreed to the ductless HVAC system. He checked the space and said one unit would be all we would needed and he put the order in for the ductless HVAC system. By the end of the week, I had the contractor scheduled to come in and the ductless HVAC system was being installed. My wife took one look around and asked where she was going to put all the candy now that it wasn’t as cool downstairs. I had to buy her a new refrigerator and a stove.