I know that I’m just completely loving the fact that it’s winter.
That’s not the case for many people directly to the north of me.
I simply can’t imagine living with that sort of cold, snow and ice. Plus, I’d have to have a gas furnace or a boiler of some sort as the heat pump just couldn’t get it done in that sort of cold. For sure, I like this time of year because the heat pump isn’t running and our temperatures are almost perfection. It’ll be that way for the rest of this month and February pretty much. But once we start getting into the heart of March, the temperatures will rise. Thankfully, we have great residential HVAC in our home to take care of all the cooling we need. The heat pump really is a fascinating machine. While there have been advances in HVAC technology to be sure, the heat pump is essentially doing the same thing. The heat pump technology actually moves heat energy from one place to another. So in the case of air conditioning a home, the heat pump is moving the heat energy out so it can replace it with cooler air. But that process also has another very important and essential outcome. The heat pump is also moving out moisture from the air inside our home. This is essential because it mitigates the environment where mold and mildew would thrive. I don’t have to spend much of my year cleaning up mold and mildew thanks to the heat pump. And where we live, we get an overwhelming amount of humidity. So it’s really nice to be able to count on the residential HVAC when it comes to humidity control.