About a year ago, I lost our task and was unable to find another. Falling behind on our mortgage, health insurance and weekly expenses, I needed to figure out a way to earn a living. I decided to make some changes to our lake house and create a bed-and-lunch. While I was tied up over taking out a loan, the renovations were fairly minor and inexpensive. I am fortunate to have a boiler heating system, which adapted well. The boiler pumps heated water through a plan of pipes, which are connected to baseboard heating systems in each room. The hydronic heating plan is beautifully energy efficient, safe, and clean. It also allows straightforward zoned control of temperature. With the addition of thermostats in all of the rooms, each area can now be controlled independently. Not only are the guests able to customize temperature to their preference, although I avoid heating unoccupied rooms. Plus, the influx of heat is absolutely gentle, and because no modern air is introduced, it avoids an influx of dust and other allergens. I’ve never had a guest complain about the cleanliness, comfort or aroma of the rooms. Because the plan heats up absolutely hastily, maintains an even temperature, and uses little energy, our weekly costs are kept quite low. Prior to summer, I need to invest in some type of cooling system. I have held off because I wanted to make sure our business plan would task out. I am now planning to install a ductless multi-split air conditioner, which won’t require any major tear down and should perfectly suit our requirements.