I knew that moving here was going to be better than dealing with all that snow and ice back home.
- But I really had no idea what I was in for when it came to this sort of winter.
I don’t think I’ve ever been outside this much during the winter season in my life. In fact, I’m sure of it. I grew up and lived all of my adult life where the winter season came with brutally cold temperatures. So there was a lot of time spent inside with the gas furnace just cranking out the heating. My friend and I needed to be comfortable. We moved down here in November and the first thing I did when my friend and I came inside our new locale was turn on the a/c. That’s certainly something that I’ve never done. Back home, November meant that the air was already getting cold in a precursor of a winter season to come. But down here, my friend and I still need some cooling comfort from time to time, but yet it’s the winter season and the heat pump that I’ve been so impressed by. For sure, the heating demand has been quite limited. But when there has been a cold snap, the heat pump deals with it. I wasn’t so sure if a heat pump could give on heating demands. In my mind, heat pumps have regularly been more about cooling than actual heating. I’ve been really impressed when we’ve needed some heating this winter. And it sounds almost as if I’ll be getting a whole lot more of the heat pump and a/c as my friend and I roll into rising temperatures.