In the house that our family used to live in back when I was growing up, we didn’t have a heating and cooling system.
- I know that sounds a little bit crazy, but we actually lived in a place with a very mild climate.
We didn’t need air conditioning because we were so close to the coast. We always had a very cooling breeze blowing in through the open windows during the summer. Then in the winter, it never really got all that cold. The climate was just about perfect, in my opinion. During the winter, we never had a real furnace system. The only thing that we ever used for heating during the winter when I was growing up was a wood burning fireplace. We had a wood burning fireplace in the living room and so sometimes during the coldest nights of the year during the winter, my sisters and I would sleep right on the floor in front of the wood burning fireplace. It was so much fun at the time and now that I’m an adult, those are some of my best memories. I loved spending time in front of the fireplace back then! Now that I’m grown up with a home of my own, I have a high efficiency heating and cooling system installed in the house. I also have a whole home air purification system that runs at the same time as the HVAC system. We have a completely different type of home environment now than the one I used to live in growing up.