Our summers around here are well documented for being tough.
The heat and humidity is just a really tough combination that wears a person down. However, I’ll take that trade any day over dealing with a brutal winter and all that HVAC heating effort and expense. Plus, after the tough four months of summer, our weather is remarkably wonderful. So, we manage the heat thanks to our excellent HVAC heat pump. It’s what it takes to get through a summer like ours. I am super thankful for the heat pump. Ours is relatively new and the technological evolution of the heat pump is something very special. There really is no other choice for heating & cooling where I come from. The winters are mild enough for the HVAC heat pump to manage the chilly temps. This is a much preferred situation to what my neighbors to the north have to deal with. I can’t imagine all that. For us, when it gets cold, all I have to do is flip the thermostat over to the heating mode. The heat pump simply reverses its flow and extracts heat energy from the outside air. If it gets below the mid forties, the heat pump uses a supplemental electric plate to provide additional heat. Honestly, I find the heat pump to be such a versatile marvel. The one we have even uses wasted heat energy to heat the hot tub! I can hardly believe it can do this and it saves me some money. However, the cooling power, efficiency and reliability of the heat pump is the reason it is the HVAC method of choice for our area.