When I bought my Minneapolis, MN apartment it was evident the previous owner added a lot onto the space… I can tell what the original apartment is plus what was added later, however there are so multiple extra rooms plus odd spaces in my apartment now.
The gas fireplace I felt was the original boiler in the Minneapolis, MN home, and for a small MN home, that heating system would have been perfect. When you add an office, two home offices plus another powder room, well that fireplace is no longer good enough. I started looking at potentially making two furnaces in my house. I had a Heating & Air Conditioning business come into my house to take a peek around. The guy entirely informed me that the previous owner did his due diligence. The addition did have air duct that connected to the aged house. That meant I could simply buy a central Heating & Air Conditioning device plus have whole house temperature control. I could have both heating plus cooling for every room. I ripped out that fireplace to get more square footage. I then had just one central heating system plus air conditioning installed in the home. The outdoor device is tucked on the side of my apartment plus out of the way. I savor having all the rooms evenly heated plus cooled, and my section doesn’t get that hot, however having the choice of A/C is undoubtedly a nice thing; Every now plus then it gets quite sticky plus muggy at night! So while I might not like the new additions, I do like that they came with air duct.