For some reason, I tend to be one of those people who can get really locked into routine and tradition.
This is sort of baffling given my general perspective.
If I had to pick a word for it I’d say generally progressive when it comes to my viewpoint on life. I like to see the positive and I’m out there living life more than I’m hiding inside the air conditioning of my house. But for some reason, I tend to see some things one way and it takes a great deal of effort to realize that I’m just plain wrong. Like I said, this is unlike me. However, a recent HVAC experience might have been a sign that I’m growing out of that sort of mindset. We are lucky enough to have a small beach house we share with the other members of my family. It’s just a tiny little place that has been in our family for generations. And it’s essentially the same as it was when I was a kid. My wife and I try to get down there as often as we can on our own or join one of my siblings and their family. So on a recent trip, the issue of heating and cooling the beach house came up. There really hadn’t ever been much proper HVAC. There was some basic electric heating system in the baseboard heating. However, when we were down there in the winter, we relied more on a space heater. And there were just fans in the summer. When my brother brought up installing a ductless heat pump, my initial reaction was not to change tradition. But I checked myself and agreed instead. Boy, am I glad I did because it feels great.