Living in the cold is over for me. I have lived all over this country while experiencing every imaginable weather scenario. I’ve been snowed and frozen in at work for 6 days. And I’ve ridden out a few hurricanes and a multitude of nor’easters. The blaze of heat in the summer in the desert is tough to handle. As is the near total solitude of rural far west. But, for me, the worst is dealing with a winter which lasts at least six months long. And, it’s not just paying the HVAC furnace bill either. My problem with all that cold is, I’m just not built for it. I grew up in the south where the winters were mild in comparison to what I have experienced elsewhere. We had a wood stove for a heating system. And you know what they say about wood stoves? They heat you up twice. Once, while splitting the wood and then when the fire is blazing. Even the mild winters I grew up with are more than I want now. Thankfully, I live in the land of the heat pump now. And, I love my heat pump. It does a fantastic job of providing the best cool air during the rugged summer. Our temps often hover in the upper 90’s for up to four months. So, it’s imperative to have efficient, reliable cooling. The heat pump always comes through for me. And then, when it gets chilly in the winter months, it simply reverses refrigerant flow to provide me with heat. What a versatile machine. What further impresses me is the fact that my heat pump can also heat my hot tub. There is a specific valve which uses the wasted heat to actually heat the water in my hot tub. Talk about a machine that simply does it all. And, I don’t have to worry about shoveling snow anymore.