I don’t miss the winters at all.
But I will confess that it took myself and others a while to get accustomed to all the Heating as well as A/C cooling that my modern summers require.
It’s been worth it though and I would make the same decision to retire down south all over again if I had to. My spouse was the main driver for retiring in the sun. She’s from the south and has had to endure far too numerous cold winters full of a gas oil furnace running night and day in order to heat our homes. For a full decade prior to us moving down here, she was already putting it all together. The two of us would holiday in spots that were potential landing areas for us once all of us retired. By the time I undoubtedly did pull the trigger on retirement, the cold of Wintertide was entirely getting to me. I just felt appreciate the trade of a gas oil furnace for a heat pump would be in my undoubtedly best interest as well as my spouse’s best interest. And that first Wintertide down here was heaven. The heat pump hardly even came on as there weren’t too numerous afternoons that required much heating in our house. But as the weeks passed, the heat and humidity increased dramatically. Initially, this was entirely taxing to get accustomed to. I ended up staying inside the Heating as well as A/C cooling far more than I should have. So this past Springtime, I started acclimating myself to the heat earlier. This made it much more pleasant once the heat entirely hit and it saved us a lot on Heating as well as A/C cooling costs.