The house was clean but there were many ants in the kitchen. Had to keep all food in refrig or microwave. Had to replace one light bulb and night lite bulb was burned out with no replacement. We knew there was only one electric fireplace in the house but did realize how cold it got in mornings in January. All but the living room was cold so we dressed and ate in there. Would recommend for a family, especially in warmer months once the ants were taken care of.