I lived up north for most of my life, so I was absolutely ecstatic when I was given the occasion to move to another place altogether.
My boss told me that we were starting a branch down in the South and he wanted me to beginning working down there right away.
He was providing us with housing and utilities, which I thought sounded nice. The thing is, I didn’t think anything about living in the South and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Well, when I got down there, my home was nice. It had a heat pump instead of a central HVAC system. The heat pump is pretty interesting and I soon learned that it is certainly energy efficient. As a matter of fact, people say this portion of the country is home to the heat pump. I have always been used to having multiple heating sources and usually a fireplace or wood burning stove, but this house was not equipped with anything such as those. Evidently, the cooling plan was the most pressing thing and that’s what you needed to maintain in order to survive some of the warmer weather conditions. Also, the humidity was something that I was not expecting. Fortunately as the heat pump works to push the heating energy out of the house, it also pushes out a lot of the humidity as well, which is entirely nice. I also have a dehumidifier which helps a lot. It’s difficult for me to get used to the humidity levels when I’m going places. I do appreciate that the climate control at the new office is wonderful and the air quality isn’t too bad.