I grew up in the northern region of the country, and I didn’t like it one bit!. Personally, I’m not an admirer of cold weather or even snow. I don’t really appreciate snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, or bundling up in a thick coat and boots to venture outside. I am not too crazy about plowing the driveway, shoveling snowy sidewalks, and keeping the ice scraped off the windshield of the car. One of my most serious complaints was being caught inside with a gas furnace running consistently. The indoor air sometimes became excessively dry and stagnant, causing me to suffer bad headaches, static shock, and even had damage done to my household furnishings. Just as I suspected by me running the gas furnace for several weeks, it end up costing me a small fortune in energy bills. I eventually decided to move to a section of the state with weather conditions mild enough to handle performing with an electric heat pump. An electric heat pump works independently by moving heat from a precise area to another. It finds any ambient heat in the air and will then transfer it outside to simulate a cooling effect, or it can pump it indoors to provide heating. The heat pump also does not have the need to burn fossil fuels in order to generate heat, so there is absolutely no combustion byproducts, such as carbon monoxide! It is remarkably safe, clean, and environmentally user friendly. It does not cause the owner any complications with insufficient humidity, and it provides energy efficient temperature controls for their comfort. Although a heat pump is a quite overpriced to simply purchase and install, it combines heating and cooling space built into a single device and will no doubt pay for itself in economical operation. The bad thing in dealing with a heat pump though, is that it’s only effective until the outside temperature drops below cold. After then, there isn’t valid ambient warmth to suitably heat the home. This is no longer a concern for me, and for that I am grateful, I’ve even moved far enough south to avoid cold weather.