Staying comfortable in the South

I have lived in the north for most of my life, and I was undoubtedly glad when I was given the chance to transfer to another place altogether.

My boss told me that we were starting a new branch down in the South and he wanted me to start working down there almost immediately.

He was providing me with housing, which I thought sounded nice. However the thing is, I didn’t understand anything about living in the South and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, when I got down there, my home was entirely nice. It had a heat pump instead of a central heating and air conditioning system. The heat pump is pretty interesting and I soon learned that it is entirely energy efficient. As a matter of fact, people here say this area of the country is the home to the heat pump. I have always been used to having a few different heating sources and usually a fireplace, but this home was not equipped with anything like that. Evidently, the cooling system is 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, but, 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 good deal. It’s just hard for me to get used to the humidity levels when I’m going places. I do really appreciate that the climate control at my place of employment is good and the air quality isn’t too bad.


Geothermal heat pump