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So we bought a vacation home that was built in 1998 and has hot water baseboards and a new boiler. We want to add a/c. It's a pretty typical 3 bedroom ranch, about 1600 sq ft, with a full finished basement with 2 more bedrooms, living room and another kitchen. I'm not really concerned about the basement, because it stays very comfortable down there in summer. There's no headroom to put in a central a/c unit in the basement and add a trunk and ducts. There's a central closet on the main level that could house a central unit, but that would probably mean running ductwork in the attic. It wouldn't be that bad, it's all blown in insulation and trusses so it's accessible. I know that's not ideal, and we are in Michigan so we aren't in the southwest where the attic gets thousands of degrees. Or the ductless mini split units in the 3 bedrooms and living room, but the wife does not want to see the insulated lines running all over the outside of the house. Maybe run the lines in the attic? I haven't contacted a contractor yet because we don't actually get possession for a couple more weeks, but I like to be as informed as possible, so any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't expect specific answers without seeing it of course.