Keeping My Parent’s Porch Cool and Warm:

These two minor changes, (overhead fans and portable heater) have made my parent’s porch all the more desirable

My parents have the most beautiful farm house. They built it from the ground up after the discovered the perfect piece of land they wanted to live on. The whole process took over a year, but it was one of the best decisions they ever made. They have just the right amount of space inside for an expanding family, and a ton of room out back for larger family activities. Their new house has become the place where my siblings and I gather for all holidays, birthday parties, and family dinners. One of the best parts about their new farm house, is the wrap around porch. The front half of the porch is open, while the part on the side is screened in. The screened in part has two swinging benches, a dining table, and a couple extra chairs for company. It’s the best place for entertaining and relaxing. The screen porch is great for keeping the bugs away, but we discovered that it was lacking something major: heating and air! To make the porch more desirable during the hotter days, my parents installed four ceiling fans. These fans rotate counter-clockwise to push the cool air down. They make a huge difference in keeping the porch cool. For the cooler seasons, they purchased one portable space heater that can be stored easily and plugged in for extra warmth. These two minor changes, (overhead fans and portable heater) have made my parent’s porch all the more desirable. We never have to worry about it being too warm or too cool.

 

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