I was so lucky.
It’s true and I acknowledge it every single day.
Growing up and then choosing to live here has been such a blessing. I simply can’t imagine having to live anywhere else. Actually, I think I was supposed to live right here. Of course, as I was growing up, my parents took us on vacations where we saw lots of different parts of the country. But, I never, even for a second, found any place to have what my home region had to offer. There were some spots where the HVAC comfort would have been a huge part of my life. I hate being too hot. I even visited universities in other parts of the country but I don’t think I ever actually considered being anywhere else but here. My husband isn’t from here but, he fell in love with the area after visiting once we started dating. So, we have started our family and plan on being here for a very, very long time. With that in mind, we made a long term commitment to a particular HVAC method. We just built our first home because we are done having kids and know what size house we will have. The house is great and we played a large part in its design. The HVAC contractor turned us on to the idea of using geothermal HVAC. This uses the near constant temperature to extract heating and cooling energy for the HVAC system. It was a bit more money up front. But, the money will save over the next 30 or more years will be well worth it. And besides, we are where we want to be.