Most of my friends think that I have totally gone around the bend.
They could be right but I think I’m really on to something here. The thing is that I am choosing a very non traditional region of the country to retire to. That’s right, I’m headed to the center of the country to live my dream retirement. I was once located in the middle states for work. I loved the people, the culture and well just everything about it. I even prefer the weather there. I think this is the part that all my friends don’t understand. I like just being comfortable in my HVAC controlled house doing my thing. I don’t necessarily need to be in the sun or playing tennis to enjoy my life. Plus, I really enjoy the winter. I like the snow and I like having a warm home to cozy up in. Really, my needs are quite simple. That’s what makes it so easy to do what I’m doing. My plans are also made more simple by the choice of my HVAC unit. My new home will be heated and cooled through the use of a geothermal HVAC system. The system utilizes the earths near constant temps to provide heating and cooling. It is really pretty simple. There is a long tube that loops out and back from my house. This tube then extracts heat or cool energy and transfers it to water. This water then circulates through my home via copper tubing under my floors. When it’s really cold out, there is a small furnace which supplements heat for the water. So, my friends can think I’m crazy but I’m gonna be barefoot in my home for the rest of my life!