My goal is to transfer far enough south that I could handle our year round comfort with an electric heat pump. I currently live so far north that a cooling method isn’t necessary. I don’t even bother with portable a/cs. I’m thrilled when the outside temperature is moderate enough to open the windows. I rarely need to even beginning up a box fan in the summer. By the end of September, it’s already necessary to wear a sweater in the evenings. I officially beginning up the heating method sometime in September. My house is equipped with a boiler because this type of heating method is seriously powerful. It’s capable of handling our local temperature, which frequently drops down into the setback digits. The boiler links to pipes that carry heated water to baseboard heating systems in every room. Hydronic heating is super quiet, clean, and easily gentle. Despite the fact that the boiler is quite energy efficient, I still spend a fortune on heating bills for the majority of the year. I also devote a wonderful deal of time to shoveling snow, scraping ice, and bundling up in layers of clothes. The wind chill in this part makes it downright dangerous to be outside. Because I have a entirely wonderful job, I am reluctant to quit and transfer south. I system to suffer the horrible winters until I can afford to retire. At that point, I’ll be looking for a house in an part with easily mild temperatures. An electric heat pump provides effective air conditioning in the summertime and can handle heating demand until the outside temperature drops below freezing. I’m hoping to say goodbye to temperatures below fifty degrees. I want to throw away our snow shovel, ice scraper and heavy Wintertide boots. I’d love to burn our wool coat and get rid of all of our thermal underwear.