I’m a huge fan of the changing seasons, and I can’t imagine living in an environment that stays the same all year round.
I’ve always lived in a seasonal climate, and I expect the normal transition from month to month as a marker of the year’s progression.
One of my favorite times of year is the slow transition from lazy summer days to the brisk fall season. There’s something about the first chilly nights that feels extremely nostalgic and brings me back to my early adolescence. The crisp days that follow, complete with brilliant sunshine and brightly colored leaves, make me want to snuggle up in blankets and drink apple cider. I truly love the autumn. The one harsh reality, however, is the pending transition into brutal winter. In preparation this year, I am getting my HVAC system up to par for the difficult winter season. I know my old furnace is in desperate need of some maintenance service and part replacement, if not a complete replacement of the heating unit. Last year my heater was less than perfect; it struggled to keep my home at the set temperature, no matter what setting the thermostat was on. It seemed like every single day I was staring at the temperature control unit, modifying the temperature degree by degree as I tried to get some heat into the house. I can’t imagine going through this struggle again this year, so I’ll be calling our HVAC company as soon as possible. I hope an HVAC professional is able to ease the transition into winter this year!