Simple gratitude for an HVAC heated home

For some, having life get really all shook up can lead to some important perspective changes.

This has always been the case with me if I allow myself to pay attention to the lessons that are happening in front of me. There are other times that I get so caught up in feeling like a victim or raging against the injustice that I just miss the point completely. The older I get, the less I get caught up in the drama for the life shake up. Like last winter, I found a whole new appreciation for HVAC. This is from a girl who has never once really paid any attention to the heating and cooling equipment other than interacting with the thermostat. Well that all changed when I got divorced, moved to a new job and took on a real northern winter. That there is what we call a serious life shake up. And for a woman in her early 40’s, it was a lot to take on. But, I found that I was eerily calm and aware of things around me more than ever. Hence the new appreciation for HVAC. Specifically it’s a new appreciation for HVAC heating. Where I grew up and lived my entire life, the only heating we ever needed came from a heat pump. But even then, the heat pump would kick on in the morning to knock the chill out of the house and that would be about it. So moving to a region where the winter is like six months long of freezing and subfreezing temperatures was quite the change. But thankfully, my new little house has a brand new gas furnace. And I was toasty warm my entire first winter.