Living in the land of the heat pump

It’s summertime where I live.

And when I walk out the door of my house, there is a familiar sound of the season.

It’s the sound of a chorus of heat pumps doing their thing. It’s the sound of cooling happening all over the neighborhood. And it’s just sort of a soundtrack of summer around here. Living in this region also means that I’m living in the land where the heat pump is king. This is super good with me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having a heat pump mean excellent cooling in the summer and an abundance of heating during the mild winter weather. I’ve lived in other regions where heating a house took a boiler or a gas furnace. That’s just not where I want to be. While those regions have lots to offer and are wonderful in many respects, I can’t do that kind of winter. When I lived where the gas furnace was the preferred heating method, it was pretty brutal really. For the most part, if the gas furnace was running, I didn’t want to be anywhere but inside. Let me tell you, that was a real change for me. I have the pictures to prove it. I ballooned by nearly forty pounds over the time I spent in the north. But once I got back to my roots in the land of the heat pump, I was no longer so sedentary during the winter. I also wasn’t so dang cold either. So I’ll put up with 4 months of intense heat to trade off for perfect weather the rest of the year. And I can count on the heat pump to keep me cool for those four months.

 

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