When I lived in the north, I hated it.
I kept saying that when I got old enough to leave my parents house, I was going to move south. I was never warm enough, regardless of how good the furnace was working. When I moved south, I didn’t think I’d need a furnace. I thought all I had to do was have an excellent air conditioner, and I would be comfortable. When winter arrived, it shocked me to realize how cold it could get at night. The temperatures dropped to freezing at times, and we had temps that didn’t get out of the fifties for several weeks. We even had some summer days when it was in the sixties, especially when coastal storms were moving in. My neighbor told me I should get a fireplace or some space heaters. She had space heaters in her house, in case we had a cold spell, but she had recently had a furnace installed, as well. I didn’t want to know what it would cost to have a furnace installed, but I knew I could afford a few space heaters. I went to town and bought two space heaters. I had one for the bedroom, and another for the living area. I had a fan that included heat and air conditioning in the bathroom. The following winter was dry and warm, which didn’t bother me, but I knew summer was going to come again. If the storms came through like last year, I would have the space heaters to dry out the house, and help the air conditioning with the humidity.