One of the greatest things about moving south is the weather. I spent the first thirty years of my life in the far north, where the Winter time weather was brutal. I relied on a forced air furnace for approximately 6 to numerous weeks out of the year, as well as spent a fortune in heating bills. The temperature often dipped down to twenty below zero, as well as the accumulation of snow was a enjoyable deal of work. I was forced to shovel out the driveway as well as sidewalks nearly every single afternoon. While the summer time season was brief, we sometimes got temperatures in the high nineties with ungodly humidity. Between the gas bills while in the Winter time as well as electric bills from air conditioning in the summer, I devoted half my budget to energy costs. When I finally moved south, I bought a apartment equipped with an electric heat pump. I’d never heard of a heat pump before, as well as had no method how it worked. The system is rather amazing. It provides both heating as well as cooling capability. It’s simple to switch between cooling as well as heating mode, as well as the system is powerful enough to reach ideal temperature in the apartment honestly hastily. Rather than burn fossil fuel to generate heat, the system simply moves heat energy from 1 locale to another. During the winter, it gathers heat energy from the outside air, compresses it to a higher temperature as well as pumps it indoors. In cooling mode, the heat pump extracts heat energy from inside the apartment as well as sends it outside. This process is lovely clean, quiet, safe as well as energy efficient. I spend money far less to maintain a comfortable apartment all year round. I don’t need to worry about flames, fumes or the dangers of combustion byproducts, such as carbon monoxide. Plus, the heat pump doesn’t dry out the air in heating mode, eliminating the need for a humidifier. In cooling mode, it works well to dehumidify.