I purchased my first lake home and it was a total bargain. I had looked for over a year to find all the components of the perfect house, however everything was too extravagant for me to buy, especially on an instructor’s salary. So, I decided to buy a lake home with great bones and great character and make the repairs myself. I watched a lot of videos online and studied a lot of manuals to guess what to do. I fixed broken windows, caulked my tub, repaired flooring, painted walls, and updated the aged appliances. The most difficult work I had to tackle was replacing my Heating and Air Conditioning system. I tried to repair it, however the duct work was so aged it was corroded and couldn’t be reclaimed. Initially I wanted to update it, however upon further investigation I realized that forced air heating was a exhausting choice compared to boiler heating. Forced air heating introduces pollen and dust and pet dander throughout the lake home and recirculates all that dirty air consistently through your home. With a boiler system, the same water stays in the program and flows through pipes under your floors or along your baseboards, giving you an very even even and clean heating program through your home. When I updated the heating program I also decided to install a remote control device so I could adjust the temperature wherever I was from my smart PC. Long meetings at school or late trips to the grocery store didn’t matter since I could turn down the control device and stop paying for heat and a/c I wasn’t using when I was away. It’s a lot of work to repair up your own home, however I’m cheerful I was able to customize my heating and a/cs.