This is the first time that I have ever moved away from my home region.
In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever traveled as far from my home region.
I grew up so far north that we were almost Canadian. So those Winters come with a big need for heating. And we had a couple of heating methods. There was the gas furnace which was the heating part of the central air conditioning system in the house. But my dad also put in a wood stove to offset the heating costs and have a heating method in case of power outage of emergency. The air conditioning was really sort of an afterthought. But it came in handy for the 6 or 8 weeks during the Summer when some air conditioning sure felt good on hot days. Now, I’ve moved across the country and way down south for my first big promotion. I lived at home and went to community college. And I even lived at home for the first few years of my career. So this is a whole new thing for me. I’m a homeowner in a region that I know so very little about. I do know that the Spring feels hotter than the Summer back home. And I am counting on my new residential HVAC to get me through what I understand to be a very fierce Summer season. I’m doing my best so far but I notice that I’m one of the only houses on my block to have the air conditioning on all the time. I’m thankful to have this great heat pump but I wonder just how much more air conditioning I’m going to need once the Summer heat gets here.