I'm in the process of helping some dear friends and former clients find their next home. They purchased their current home with me 25 years ago. And it is time to right- size.
When I pointed out that one of the properties they were interested in was not air-conditioned, they were not concerned. Said that is not a deal-breaker, we don't need it. Since Baltimore is known for its hot, humid summers, I was surprised.
Their current home does have central air, but they rarely use it. To them, cooling an entire house when only using one or two rooms is a total waste of money and energy.
They installed discrete room units throughout their home using when and where needed.
Most of us do cool the entire house even when we use only a couple of spaces. For some people, central air is not mandatory. Reminds me not automatically to rule out features that I think are or not important. Do we sometimes make decisions for clients without finding out what they need?
What say you?