It’s rough up here in the winter but I don’t think I’d have it any other way.
I’m getting close to retirement age but the thought of going south to all that air conditioning is not at all appealing.
I’m a native of this region and the winter just comes with it. For sure, one has to be ready and prepared for a winter that basically lasts nearly six months. But that’s the sort of thing that comes with living this far north. Thankfully, we have a great house and that also comes with central air conditioning. We have a gas furnace that handles much of the heating in our home. And there is air conditioning for the summer as well. I’m not a fan but my wife was adamant about getting air conditioning when we upgraded the residential HVAC not too long ago. When you deal with this sort of winter, it’s imperative to have a plan B when it comes to a heating source. For us, that plan B is the wood stove we have. The wood stove is not just an emergency heat source. It also provides supplemental heating so we can keep the heating costs down. But if you heat with wood, that comes with lots of work. Yet, my prep list for winter is pretty long anyway. These days, I finish off that list by covering the HVAC cabinet that provides the air conditioning. It just makes sense to keep the weight of snow and ice off of the delicate HVAC components.