I happen to be among those that are genuinely lucky to be residing right where they grew up and couldn’t easily picture being anywhere else. There is a deep feeling inside me that I was born precisely where I needed to be. I have good friends who are native to this region that just despise the Winter here. There are taxing winters, there is no denying that. And if you despise the winter, you’re genuinely cooped up inside with the HVAC all winter. That’s no fun so I get it. However, while the Winter is indeed frosty and long, I genuinely like it. I prefer the snow and I enjoy skiing and ice skating. There is a good amount to do for fun while in the winter. That’s why I can’t really picture living my life in another place. My hubby and I recently built our first dwelling. And the HVAC appliance the two of us chose is a prime example of our commitment to residing here the rest of our lives. We chose the geothermal HVAC appliance for our new dwelling. This HVAC appliance uses the near constant temperature of the earth as a foundation for heating & cooling. It is able to extract heating and cooling energy from the earth’s temperature. This was an HVAC appliance that has a pretty expensive upfront cost. But, it will be so worth it. First, the two of us will enjoy the really significant HVAC cost savings that geothermal heating & cooling provides. Second, the geothermal appliances normally last well over 30 years. We definitely went all in on the HVAC appliance. But, it only makes sense considering the two of us aren’t leaving this area.