We have a really huge window in our living room, and unfortunately for us, it faces in a western direction.
This means that the late afternoon and evening sun streams right through the window for hours each day and it starts heating up the house right after lunch and it doesn’t stop until the sun goes all the way down at night.
Our family doesn’t even go in there during the second part of the day most of the time because it’s just too stuffy and hot in that room. It’s pretty annoying for all of us since we are a pretty big family and it’s nice to be able to have that room where we can all go to spread out. I love that room, too, so the fact that it’s basically unusable most of the time in the afternoons and evenings is super irritating to me. We decided, after talking to our local HVAC company, that we are going to be putting in something called a ductless mini split air conditioning system in that room. With a ductless mini split air conditioning unit, we don’t have to worry about having to upgrade our existing central air conditioning system or anything like that. We also won’t have to worry about running additional ductwork into the living room and ruining the aesthetic look of our wood beams on the ceiling. Instead, the wall mounted air conditioning unit should just be placed on the wall, unobtrusively, where it can begin cooling us off without looking terrible or messing up the place.