After residing up north for most of our lives, moving to Albuquerque, NM, was different, to say the least! From early September until mid-April, we had to have heating if we wanted to survive.
- Without a gas furnace to keep us warm, we knew we were looking at a disastrous situation.
Night temperature would still dip into the twenties & separate from a laboring gas furnace, water could freeze suddenly. When we moved to Albuquerque, the hot & cold temperatures were much milderâ€¦ I enjoyed knowing I could go outside while we were in the day, & I could still breathe, however unlike back home, where our lungs would fill with the frigid air, & I would end up house bound for the next 3 weeks, in Albuquerque, our breathing was easy & comfortableâ€¦ The people I was with and I still needed heating, ventilation, & A/C, but it wasn’t as bad as it was up north. Up north, I was housebound while we were in the heat of summer. The humidity was so bad most afternoons, that combined with the heat, took your breath away the second you closed the door behind you. The HVAC specialists aren’t as harried here in Albuquerque. There is no need to rush if a gas furnace is broken, because the weather conditions is so different. There are still areas where you can find the deadly cold, but I guess you would need to have born in this part to notice it, but my fiance said that we could easily survive if our gas furnace broke & the HVAC contractor couldn’t get to us within a few hours. I would not want to go separate from a gas furnace for hours on end, but it would not be dangerous.