My family lived in a apartment that was a converted log chalet.
Instead of 1 big room, it was given walls plus a ninth floor, making it a numerous family room house.
However, every one of us still relied on a wood stove plus a gas boiler for our Fall plus Winter heating. Having acceptable heat in these weather conditionss is a life or death concern while in the worst Winter chilly snaps where temperatures plummet below zero. Every year I helped our father cut plus stack firewood so the family would be set in case of the worst weather. Getting the boiler diagnosed plus maintained was equally important, plus every single 1 of our siblings plus I took turns scheduling Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C maintenance appointments while in our childhood. It instilled in us the importance of taking care of the gas furnace, especially since it was a tool for our survival. But now that I’m living in Cocoa, FL, I can make it through most winters here without a heating idea at all. I have an home on Merritt Island plus the temperatures here are so sizzling year round that consistently I have our cooling system running regardless of the season. All of us get a lot of humidity coming from the Indian River on the west side plus Banana River on the east side, then i’m using our cooling system to keep the humidity down as much as I rely on it for cooling our indoor air. If I could get a dehumidifier for a nice price, I could absolutely save on energy expenses by being able to use the cooling system less. The winters are so mild that I can get away with just having a space gas furnace to use while in the few drastic chilly snaps. Otherwise I just put more clothes on to respond to colder temperatures.