When it became clear that I wasn’t going to get my husband to leave here after he retired, I was disappointed.
I really had wanted to trade the gas furnace for a heat pump.
Trading all this HVAC heating for all that HVAC cooling sounded just ideal to me. But, my husband just couldn’t make that connection. His family is all here and he just loves it here. We talked about other options and eventually, I just accepted that this was where I was going to live. But if I couldn’t have some of the things I wanted in retirement by moving to them, I was bringing them to me. While I was still going to have to deal with the cold of winter, I wanted to enjoy the rest of the year as much as possible. This is one of the major reasons that I had a big sunroom added to our house. I’m not as mobile as I once was and we live in a very hilly neighborhood. That makes getting out for my walks a bit more difficult. With the sunroom, I can enjoy the beauty of where we live and still be around the house. However, I also had a ductless heat pump added to the sunroom to max out the comfort levels. What I found out was something I didn’t expect. I’ve found a whole new appreciation for winter thanks to the HVAC heating in the sunroom. I can spend time out there and not feel as though I’m cooped up inside with the gas furnace running all winter long.