I’m a southern girl born and raised.
So it took me a long time to get accustomed to a harsh winter.
And truth be told, I’m still not quite there yet after all these years. I grew up in a climate where I could pretty much go barefoot year round. Now, going barefoot just didn’t happen in our house. Still, those winters were so mild down south compared to what I’ve lived with for the last quarter of a century. The winter I deal with now comes with about five months of freezing or worse type temperatures. And that means there’s a lot of gas furnace heating inside our home. Plus, I’ve never really been into the outdoor stuff that so many folks around here spend time doing. So I’ve spent a lot of my winters inside HVAC just trying to be cozy. Of course, I’ve enjoyed having white Christmases and I’ve loved raising my kids up here. But I’m finally getting a chance to go barefoot during the winter again. And we didn’t even have to move to the South. We built a home once we sold the family home when the kids were out of the house. With our new house, we chose to go with a geothermal heat pump which gets most of the heating and cooling energy from the Earth’s temperature. The heating for this system is transferred through copper pipes under the floor. This is called radiant floor heating and yep you got it, I’m going to be barefoot all winter thanks to that radiant floor heating.