When I accepted a job promotion, it required me to move to Illinois.
While the office building is located in Chicago, I was unwilling to rent an expensive apartment in the city. I wanted a house and a yard. I searched for properties for sale in the suburbs and found the perfect house in OrlandPark. My drive to work is just under forty minutes. The commute is worth it to me. However, my first year in my new location was difficult. Coming from the south, I was not accustomed to the cold and snow. I was used to heat and humidity for the majority of the year. I didn’t even own boots, a heavy coat or an ice scraper. My former home wasn’t even equipped with a heating system. I moved in the fall, when the weather in Orland Park was just perfect. The changing colors of the leaves were so beautiful. Although the nights were a bit chilly, the day was nice and warm. Just when I thought that the winter wouldn’t be so bad, the temperature suddenly plummeted into the teens. It started snowing and didn’t quit. I kept turning up the thermostat, trying to keep warm. When I opened my heating bill, I was shocked by the cost. I thought there was something wrong with the furnace. I called an HVAC contractor to service the furnace. He told me that the system simply needed maintenance. He recommended adding a humidifier and gave me suggestions for how to tighten up the house and prevent waste. I enrolled into a maintenance program to keep the heating system operating at peak efficiency and reliability.