When we first got married, we started were interested in a house to buy. Our priority was more on the property size and location as opposed to the actual house itself. We found a plot of land that consisted of lots of space surrounded by woods, with a substantial pond, and no nearby neighbors. We totally fell in love while looking at the property, but the house was intended only for seasonal use. It was an adorable little hunting cabin that had everything we needed except a respectable heating system. Because the original owner had only used it for hunting, he managed with electric space heating units and box fans. There was no room in the house to install ductwork and no basement to house HVAC equipment. Eventually, my husband and I planned to build an addition which is could be outfitted with a forced air type HVAC system. The situation with the cabin was definitely temporary, but we needed as a way to live there for at least a couple of years without freezing to death. When doing some research, we found out that a ductless multi-split system would solve our problem. The ductless heat pump has a single outdoor unit that is associated with multiple indoor air handlers. The units are connected using a conduit that requires only a three-inch hole in each wall. The air handlers are installed up high on the wall, and provide heating and cooling for that particular room. These units can be lightweight and compact.. They run very quietly, and are super energy efficient. We were able to sufficiently heat and cool our small hunting cabin all year long at a very low expense.