I grew up in Lansing IL and I have lived here all our life.
In fact, I currently live in our childhood home, which I recently inherited from our parents, then this home is great – it’s a 3 family room tile current home with a finished basement, and a massive dining room with a fireplace, however when I was a little boy, our family and I spent a lot of mornings around that fireplace, and I especially enjoyed Christmas because our Mom used to tell stories about the old afternoons as both of us sipped on tepid chocolate in front of the fireplace.
Those memories will be forever etched in our mind. I have not used the fireplace since I moved in. In fact, I have barely used the oil furnace that much either. The weather in Lansing has been quite mild this year, so both of us are not seeing the freezing temperatures that both of us had when I was a child. I am still in the middle of renovating the home and though the basement is finished, I don’t have a heating or cooling system installed down there. I have discussed it with our partner, and he suggested that both of us purchase a ductless mini-split system for the space. Though the weather is mild in the colder months, the Summers are beginning to sizzling up, and the basement gets pretty hot, so I need to make sure that it is comfortable, and my child Josh would care about to stay in the basement for a few months, so both of us need to figure out something soon. The superb area about the mini-split system is that it is straight-forward to install, and our partner can do it by himself.