The first few Winters I spent up here were in apartments. I was so cold because the heating and cooling equipment was not very good. There ended up being a space heater getting drug all around the apartment. I’d sit in front of that space heater wherever I was in that apartment. But I also did the same thing at the office. That place was cold as well. And it wasn’t just me either. The natives of this region were cold as well. So I wasn’t the only one with a space heater under my desk. When I moved up here, it was supposed to be temporary. I came in to fill a supervisory role while this office looked for a replacement. After a year, I was asked to make it permanent. This was a tough decision because I was torn. On the one hand, this was a career making move and it came with a lot more money. I had my eyes on getting to the zone controlled HVAC of the corporate offices and this was certainly the way forward for that goal. But I’m from the south. Living with a Winter that last basically 5 or 6 months was getting to be too much. I really wanted to go back to the climate that I find the most comfortable. I can take a hot Summer thanks to the heat pump. But this deep cold of Winter business was just too much. I decided on career and stayed. I made a five year commitment so I bought a house. Thankfully, my new place comes with a new gas furnace which made all the difference this past Winter. It was so great and so cozy in my house that I didn’t even have to drag that space heater all over the house with me.

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By Steve