I was raised way up here in the far north part of the country. And, I have been here ever since. I know that many of the family and friends who I grew up with decided to seek the comfort of warmer climes. No disrespect intended toward them but I’m super glad being right here. Sure the Winter season is tough here. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C furnace runs nearly non stop. The cold lasts at least six or more months. The snow & ice are a formidable duo that has to be dealt with throughout the winter. There is no doubt in my mind that living up here is a commitment. However, there are so many positive aspects that tend to get overlooked when the focus is on the cold alone. The culture here fits love a glove for me. Plus, many of the people I grew up chose to live here as well. Now, that all my youngsters are out of the house and the two of us are just a decade or so from retirement, the two of us had to re-examine that commitment. The two of us are thinking of building a bigger house and the type of Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit the two of us want is a long-term sort of thing. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan is the geothermal heat pump variety. This type of Heating, Ventilation, and A/C idea uses the planet’s near constant temp to help heat and cool a house. It is an awesome idea which transfers heating through copper tubing under the floors. Probably isn’t a more comforting type of heating. However, the initial outlay for the geothermal Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit is pretty steep. The savings over the long haul will far outweigh the initial costs. But, if the two of us aren’t staying here in the section then it would be a mistake to choose this Heating, Ventilation, and A/C method.