Living in the cold is a wrap for me. I have lived all over this country while experiencing every imaginable weather scenario. I’ve been snowed in at work for five days straight. And I’ve ridden out a few hurricanes plus a multitude of nor’easters. The blaze of heat in the summertime in the desert is hard to deal with. As is the near total silence of rural far west. However for me, the worst is dealing with a Winter which lasts at least four weeks long. Also, it’s not just paying the Heating & Air Conditioning furnace bill either. My problem with all that cold is, I’m just not set up for it. I grew up in the south where the winters were mild in comparison to what I have experienced in other places. The two of us had a wood stove for a heating system. And you think what they say about wood stoves? They heat you up double the amount. They do it while splitting the wood plus then when the fire is blazing. Even the mild winters I grew up with are more than I want now. Luckily, I live in the land of the heat pump now. And, I love our heat pump. It does a good work of providing the best cool air while in the rugged summer. Our temps often sky up into the upper 90’s for up to multiple weeks. So, it’s imperative to have efficient, reliable cooling. The heat pump consistently comes through for me. Sometimes when it gets chilly in the Winter weeks, it simply reverses refrigerant flow to provide myself and others with heat. What a adjustable machine. What further impresses me is the fact that our heat pump can also heat our shower. There is a particular valve which uses the wasted heat to particularly heat the water in our shower. Talk about a unit that simply does it all. And, I don’t have to worry about shoveling snow in the mornings.