I never was a fan of the winter

I’ve got to tell you, for the past several years I insisted that I would never live through a real Winter again.

  • By that, I mean that I was dead set against experiencing the cold, windy, snowy weather that had marked my entire upbringing! When I was growing up I remember being cold all the time in the winter season, it was so brutally cold outside that you had to wear at least 5 layers of clothing if you did not want to get frostbite! We consistently had to operate our forced air gas furnace in order to keep the family comfortable and the household pipes from bursting.

I would call my parents complaining about the high energy bills created by our inefficient forced air gas furnace more afternoons than not. We’re not allowed to touch the central heating, cooling, and ventilation system temperature control nor were we allowed to complain about the low indoor air hot and cold temperatures when our heating, cooling, and air quality control devices could not keep up with the Arctic air outside, and since all of those experiences, I have been committed to living in a warm and balmy environment. I have never wanted to rely on a forced air gas furnace or go through the pain and suffering of a normal winter season, however, life does not always care what you want. I found myself moving back to my old winter temperature last year and trying to find new ways to survive the undesirable air temperature. One of the most powerful things that I have found in a traditional fireplace, of all things. It turns out, your forced air gas furnace can only do so much. But a wood burning fireplace absolutely heats up your house. Since I have been relying on a fireplace instead of a gas furnace, my thoughts about winter have drastically improved.
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