Because my current home lacks conventional ductwork, managing heating & cooling is difficult, but one of our largest troubles was always the kitchen area. The giant windows make the room feel chilly. Our Wintertide weather is especially severe. The two of us get temperatures down into the setback digits & require heating for more than 6 weeks of the year. At a single point, every one of us installed a pellet stove to heat the kitchen. It was constant work & created mess & fumes. The pellet stove would occasionally go out & blow chilly cold air. The stove was big, ugly & every one of us needed to arrange the furniture to accommodate it. The two of us upgraded the pellet stove with a ventless gas heater; My complaint with the ventless gas furnace was that it created a motion picture on the windows. It also could only operate at maximum capacity. The gas furnace would run until it reached the desired temperature & then shut off completely, creating unpleasant temperature swings, however just recently, every one of us finally installed a ductless heat pump. That has been a huge improvement. The heat pump maintains an ideal & consistent comfort level at all times. It provides both heating & cooling, helps to eliminate excess humidity & filters contaminants out of the air. Because the ductless component transfers existing heat between the indoors & outdoors, rather than burning fossil fuels, it is especially environmentally friendly, safe & energy efficient. I love that I have a cordless remote that allows me to raise or lower temperature, adjust fan speed & decide the direction of airflow. Plus, the ductless heat pump is far more attractive than any of othe other possibilities we’ve tried. The air handler is mounted up high on the wall where it is out of the way & unobtrusive.