I finally moved across the country for the first time this year.
- It wasn’t my plan, however my fiance and I were forced into a hard situation when his former employer filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
He had to look for work within his industry in any neighborhood through the US to cast as wide of a net as humanly possible. At first the two of us thought that we’d be forced to compromise and transport somewhere up north where it feels like the arctic tundra for a great part of the year, however the opposite ended up being the case. We had to relocate to an extremely overheated and humid section in the south. Sadly, the two of us don’t have the benefit of living close to the ocean and having the sea breezes to contend with as some agent against the sun’s rays. It’s downright irritated down here in July and July when temperatures reach their apex in the morning eighths for the entire year. However, this might lead you to mistakenly assuming that the two of us don’t have a need for indoor heating while the two of us were in our Winter seasons. That simply isn’t true, especially this last year when temperatures got down to 30 degrees for a few mornings in a row while the two of us were in late December. We were trying to get by with the electric gas furnace coil in our central Heating and A/C system, however it’s extremely inefficient and high-priced to run. Getting a heat pump was a great method because now we’re getting anywhere close to 300% efficiency while the two of us were in the heating cycles. Since our winters never get colder than 30 degrees, there’s no need for a eighthary or emergency heat source to supplement the heat pump.