I was raised in a region with a northern temperature,where it wasn’t normal for single family homes to have their own air conditioners. After all, when temperatures are mild plus warm and seasons rarely drives the thermometer above 69 degrees, one can live without such luxuries. When there was a heat wave, we opened the windows or relied on portable, electric fans. Our condo did have an oil furnace for heating, for wood stoves alone often do not suffice to heat a immense condo 24/7. While it was cozy plus warm near the hearth, the other rooms would be freezing in the dead of Winter without our condo heating system.
Our oil furnace was located in the basement plus we didn’t worry about it… unless it had issues. One December, the oil furnace ceased working altogether plus roads were closed due to snow plus ice. Wind storms often felled trees during Winter storms plus we were housebound. It would be many days before our oil furnace technician could come out to service our broken heating system. The freezing was brutal and my brothers and I bundled in blankets next to the fireplace to sleep, cozy plus warm.. Away from the hearth, however, the home was freezing.
We were delighted to see the Heating plus Air Conditioning worker drive up our steep driveway a few afternoons later to resolve the issue. Air conditioning plus heating may not be something we think about frequently, but they are sure at the forefront of our minds when they stop working altogether. Life is so much more comfortable with reliable heating plus cooling, no matter the temperature is!