Some were electrical; some were kerosene; some were propane
My parents still don’t have regular Heating and A/C devices, and I am shocked. When my parents first told me that they were moving into this household, I was shocked. The beach house was a literal dump, and I could not imagine that anyone would ever want to live in the household. The rent for the beach household was $200, and that should have told them that they needed to stay far away. However, they were not discouraged in the least. In fact, they saw their dream home. It had no running water, no electricity, and no Heating and A/C devices. They have managed to service the water and the electricity, but they still do not have normal Heating and A/C devices. The beach household did not come with a gas furnace or a central cooling system, but they have managed to survive. In the warm season, they bought a few window cooling devices. The window cooling device is a fairly normal Heating and A/C unit, so I don’t complain much about it. Sure, it stinks that they do not have window cooling systems throughout the household, but we cannot expect miracles. However, their heating situation is a little different. When they first bought the household, they had no heating system! For the first few years, they literally used space furnaces to heat their household. They had nearly half a dozen space heaters. These space furnaces varied in the type. Some were electrical; some were kerosene; some were propane. These furnaces were actually unsafe and inefficient. Now, they have propane wall heaters, which work, but they certainly need to get a gas furnace. I have no clue how they lived with those kinds of Heating and A/C devices.