Winter can make people crazy.
I find it so annoying when folks from the south talk about hot summer days.
The thing about hot temps is that they are often uncomfortable, but rarely lead to death. When the heat gets to be over 100 degrees, that can lead to heat strokes, but those kinds of temps are really rare. Where I live, we don’t get much hot weather, but the frigid weather can be brutal. That is not a turn of phrase or hyperbole, it’s a fair and accurate description. The temps around here get so low that you need a furnace or you might not survive, but having an AC is the way to make yourself more comfortable. Heating is something that can keep you alive. Most folks in this region don’t own an air conditioner, because there’s rarely a need for this unit. What we all need are reliable sources of heating, not just for our houses and our families, but also for our livestock. Other than farmers and ranchers, people never consider the heating needs of their animals. When you raise cows, pigs, and chickens like many people around here do, you must ensure they have a safe level of heating through winter. Standard furnaces won’t work in these situations because they pose too fantastic a fire hazard. There are special kinds of heating units used in barns, that generate an ample amount of low-level ambient heat, while posing no risk for a fire, even if they get stepped on.