We have moved into a house which has no heating / cooling. Most of the rooms are of medium size though we are hoping to open up a couple of rooms to make a larger open plan kitchen / diner / living area at the back (north facing). We will also put in some large windows here to make the most of the winter sun. We also have a living room at the front of the house (south) which I suspect will be very cold in the winter.
Currently the only time it has been too hot here was when the temp nudged over 40 degrees though it is not very comfortable indoors today as there is no breeze!
I have been looking at heating / cooling 'systems' and individual fireplaces and smaller airconditioning units but I really have no idea which would be the best type to have. The SA gov website says concentrate on the heating which you may need for 6 months of the year(!) rather than cooling which you may need for 14 days a year.
Can anyone give me advice on what they have in place, how good it is and how economical, how much to install etc. I am amazed at how much individual fireplaces cost, let alone installing it!