For a little while, my partner had been debating over whether the two of us should get an electric oil furnace or a gas oil furnace.
I kept saying that I was planning on getting solar panels which would likely cover the energy USge of the geothermal Heating, Ventilation, and A/C I was planning to get.
She said the two of us needed to stick with a gas oil furnace because the two of us could have unforeseen troubles in the future. When I asked her what she was talking about, she said multiple problems could arise. She explained that pollution could become so serious that the two of us wouldn’t get any sun reaching our solar panels. This was something I hadn’t considered I had to admit. Then she told myself and others she was watching a documentary series talking about the super volcano chain that could erupt at any given moment. She said if that happened, the skies would be covered in ashes and the two of us wouldn’t see any sun for sure. I had to tell my partner that she was making myself and others feel uneasy talking about these scenarios. I couldn’t even consider all the damage that would come from an event like that, it could even be the damage of the human race as a whole. Anyway, I told my partner that perhaps something like that wouldn’t happen in our lifetime. I said at the actually least, the solar panels would last around 30 years and supply us power for a long time when the two of us needed it. I told her if the energy grid collapsed in a single of these doomsday scenarios, the two of us would need power somehow… I ended up getting the geothermal Heating, Ventilation, and A/C installed. She was miserable at first, but eventually admitted that the method worked great and was far more energy efficient than she expected.