I inherited a big house and I decided to fix it up and rent out the rooms to single seniors who are lonely living home alone.
I don’t provide medical care or anything like that, just a bedroom and kitchen and living areas to share.
This house I inherited did not have any type of air conditioning, and had old steam radiators for heat. I was definitely going to have to find an alternative. I really wanted a central forced air HVAC unit with a whole home purification system, but it didn’t look like that was going to be possible without extensive installation of ductwork. So, I did a little research and found that a ductless mini-split air conditioning and heating system would work perfectly. I live in the south where winters are very mild, and the heat supplied by the ductless units should be sufficient. These ductless mini-splits are zone controlled, so each senior can choose the temperature of his or her room or even turn it off and open a bedroom window if they like. This choice of heat and air conditioning left me another issue. I was in need of an air purification system. I know that asthma and emphysema are common in old people and I wanted my home to still be open to them. I wanted the air in the house to be so fresh and pure that you can smell a vase of flowers from across the room. I ended up finding some nice portable air purification systems that are attractive and don’t take a whole lot of room. I put one in every room in the house. Now, I clean the filters of the ductless air conditioners and air purifiers regularly and have the ductless mini-splits checked once a year and everything is going splendidly.