I fell in love with my 1960’s ranch apartment the moment I pulled into the driveway with the real estate agent. It had such amazing curb appeal. The inside was even better. The hardwood floors & large bay window made the residing & kitchens so bright. The phase built-ins added character that charmed the pants off of me. The living room counters & appliances needed updating, which is to be expected, however the lodgeetry was in perfect condition, down to the door knobs & drawer pulls. The master bath had pink & orange tile work that I knew I would keep intact. I didn’t hesitate to make an offer, separate from contingency, on the spot. I figured if the inside was well cared for, the bones of the apartment were likely to be sound, too. I found the apartment of my dreams & wasn’t going to lose it. My lender did require an inspection, though. That’s when I found out the gas furnace would have to be upgraded. The Heating & Air Conditioning inspector said that the heat exchanger was cracked & he was required by code to shut it down. The lake apartment is about fifty years old, so it wasn’t a big shock. I opted to upgrade the cooling system at the same time because it was the same age. The heating & cooling contractor I hired commanded a system that runs in stages. This would keep my gas & electric costs down. When the air conditioner is running & the reaches a pre-set temperature, it will automatically shut off. Same with the heating: if the room drops below a certain temperature, the hot air will come through the vents separate from my having to do a thing. I love my apartment & I love my heating & cooling dealer, too.