It’s going to be a white Christmas this year. And my wife is always really excited about that. But then again, it’s more unusual for us to have anything but a white Christmas. Pretty much, once it snows it stays because of the temperatures. Obviously, in our region heating is the main HVAC concern. We’re lucky to have really awesome residential HVAC in our home. I grew up in a house that had a big boiler in the basement. This thing was the size of a car and a big car at that. Of course, boilers create radiant heating which is some of the most comfortable heating available. But the fact is, a boiler is not exactly the most efficient or inexpensive way when it comes to heating a house. So we have relied on a gas furnace as long as we’ve been in this home. We’re actually on our second one and it’s still doing great. But when we moved in here, I also added a wood stove in order to have an emergency heating method. But there’s more to it than just HVAC equipment. At the end of summer each year, I break out my check list and start at the top when it comes to winterizing my house. Keeping the house sealed up along with regular heating maintenance goes a long way toward maximizing the efficiency of the gas furnace. But I also find it sort of ironic that I also have to look after the air conditioning as part of my winter prep. I actually have a cover that goes over the HVAC cabinet outside that does the air conditioning. This keeps the weight of snow and ice off the delicate heat pump parts. It will be a cozy Christmas in our house again this year thanks to HVAC and winter prep.