I decided to move further up from the southeast when I finished my college education. I’d saved up a ton of money and worked tirelessly through my entire college career, all in the name of moving to my dream destination and living off my savings until I found work. I was fortunate, and I found a job in my field in the first week! I was unfortunate though, as I moved into a tiny house that was in dire need of some TLC. The job paid incredibly well from the first check, so I was able to dedicate some of my money to improving the house itself. The first thing to improve was definitely the heating. It was terribly cold in that house all the time, and the old furnace in the basement did little to reduce the frostbite I was getting. I asked a few people for recommendations in the HVAC industry, and they suggested that a geothermal heat pump was the way to go in this climate. I’d never even heard of such a thing, but after doing some research it seems pretty economical to me. Basically, the heat pump displaces the heat or cold from inside the house and out into the soil below the house. The idea is that the soil’s temperature varies far less than the temperature in the air above ground, so it would be easier to cool or warm the house if the incoming air is already neutral. How smart! That way, you don’t have to worry about the air conditioner working so hard to cool or heat the air before it comes into the house. I’m going to look into getting it installed soon, since the winter’s only begun. I won’t survive the real winter here otherwise!
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