In the summer time you will rely on your air conditioning heavily, and probably have to invest in several powerful fans to create better air flow anyways
I’ve always lived in warm and sunny California, where the weather is steady and predictable. Every day is a pleasure to be outdoors and it’s easy to condition your home for the climate, with little concern for natural disaster or wild temperature fluctuations. I didn’t realize what a blessing this all was until I moved to the midwest last year. Every single day the weather has been unpredictable and challenging to deal with. Every season is unpleasant in it’s own unique way and the wear and tear on your house is out of this world. It’s also incredible how much money you spend on your HVAC system all year round. Not only do you require hefty AC during the summer to compensate for the heat and humidity every single day, but for the other 7 months of the calendar year you are doomed to operate the furnace. The weather is highly variable and in the same week you might fluctuate between operating your heating and air conditioning units repeatedly. The furnace seems like it’s running dawn to dusk when it’s cold outside, and even then your indoor air temperature is barely adequate. You might have to supplement certain rooms additionally with extra space heaters to make up for drafts. In the summer time you will rely on your air conditioning heavily, and probably have to invest in several powerful fans to create better air flow anyways. All year round you are adjusting the thermostat and wasting energy to temporarily make your home livable. I’ve never spent so much on energy in my life.