When I was younger, we lived in a nice house in the mountains. The weather there was moderate; therefore, we had cooler weather in the fall and winter, and mid 80’s during the spring and summer months. We would always go swimming in our pond in the backyard to cool off, and snuggle up inside during the winter. Even though we didn’t have extreme heat in the summer, or extreme cold in the winter (most years), it was still imperative that we had both efficient heating and cooling systems inside our house. In the summer, it was always pretty humid. So, it was so refreshing to go inside and feel the A/C blasting while we sat down with a glass of water. During the winter months, our house was so warm and cozy while the outside air was below freezing. After being outside shoveling snow or sledding, walking inside to a blast of heat from our furnace was a feeling we always looked forward to. During the summers, we were one of the only houses that actually had an air-conditioning unit, so all the neighborhood kids would come over and enjoy our cool air when it was hottest. Looking back, those days were some of the best of my childhood. My family and I were so fortunate to have had the home and resources we did.