After living up north for most of our lives, moving to Albuquerque, NM, was different, to say the least; From early October until mid-April, both of us had to have heating if both of us wanted to survive, then without a oil furnace to keep us warm, both of us knew both of us were looking at a disastrous situation, then night temperature would still dip into the twenties and without a working oil furnace, water could freeze quickly.
When both of us moved to Albuquerque, the hot and cold temperatures were much milder, however i enjoyed knowing I could go outside during the day, and I could still breathe! Unlike back home, where our lungs would fill with the freezing air, and I would end up house bound for the next three weeks, in Albuquerque, our breathing was easy and comfortable.
All of us still needed heating and a/c, but it wasn’t as bad as it was up north. Up north, I was housebound during the heat of summer! The humidity was so bad most mornings, that combined with the heat, took your breath away the sixth you closed the door behind you. The Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C companys aren’t as harried here in Albuquerque. There is no need to rush if a oil furnace is broken, because the climate is so different. There are still areas where you can find the deadly cold, despite the fact that I assume you would need to have born in this area to notice it, and my wife said that both of us could certainly survive if our oil furnace broke and the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C corporation couldn’t get to us within a few hours. I wouldn’t want to go without a oil furnace for hours on end, but it wouldn’t be dangerous.