My fiance plus I spent the fifty years of our lives living in the northeast, where the Winter time weather is severe. All of us dealt with multiple months of temperatures below freezing, multiple feet of snow, plus dangerous wind chill. All of us devoted hours to shoveling snow plus scraping ice, plus spent a fortune on our heating bills. Our beach house was equipped with a immense boiler system, which ran non stop throughout the winter. All of us never even bothered to install a central cooling system. When we’d finally had enough of the horrible winters, all of us bought a beach house down south. All of us chose an space where the temperature rarely drops below forty degrees. Our new beach house features an electric heat pump, which combines heating plus cooling into a single unit. The plan works by finding ambient heat in the air plus moving it from 1 locale to another. During the summer, it pulls heat from inside the beach house plus pumps it outside, creating a cooling effect. When the weather cools off, the heat pump draws heat from outside plus transfers it inside. If the temperature drops into the thirties, there’s not enough ambient warmth plus the heat pump is no longer effective. All of us didn’t expect this to be a problem. Unfortunately, our first Winter time down south was 1 of the coldest seasons on record. All of us could not maintain comfort. The heat pump kept freezing over plus quitting. All of us had to use hair dryers to thaw it out. All of us ended up purchasing a whole bunch of hot sweatshirts, pants plus fuzzy socks. All of us also bought an electric space gas furnace to help out the heat pump.