I regularly get into a dispute with my family that I never would have foreseen.
We fight about basically everything, but I certainly never believed that I would be arguing with them about the quality of living in the south. Having grown up in the distant north part of the country, I absolutely had some negative opinions of the Southern pieces of our nation. Then… I moved there. It turns out, there are a lot of awesome things about living in the South. Namely, the weather. If you have ever lived in the northern part of the country then you understand that the outdoor air temperature fluctuates wildly throughout the year. One day it will be burning hot and 90% humidity. The next day it feels like the air temperature has dropped 50 degrees. You never know if you should expect to wear shorts or a winter coat. I feel like my central heating and cooling system is the only thing that keeps me alive throughout the year when I live in such a difficult outdoor climate. However, after moving to the South I realized that indoor air temperature was not such a big deal. In fact, you don’t even need a powerful central HVAC system to survive down here. You can actually install a geothermal heat pump which will adequately control your indoor air temperature without the use of any external energy whatsoever. Having high quality indoor air temperature control without worrying about the energy bill? If you care about being comfortable and keeping money in the bank, I think that the south wins this competition.