Of all the jobs I have worked over the past twenty years, this is the first time I have had to move across the country or relocate in any way.
I always found work within a forty five minute drive from wherever I was living at the time.
Unfortunately, my previous city was dealing with unemployment rates and dwindling job opportunities. Instead of getting steady raises, I had to watch as my hours were cut back and my hourly wage was slashed piece by piece. When I failed to find any leads on new jobs in the course of a month, I figured I should look anywhere in the country. This gave me the chance to widen my net dramatically. When I found the perfect job, I was surprised to see that the company is located down south. I have never lived in a hot climate like this before, and at the time I had no idea what to expect. The worst thing for my budget is the constant use of the air conditioner. Even with it cycling all day long, I still feel hot. I looked into buying a heat pump because they’re extremely energy efficient compared to traditional HVAC systems. They literally draw heat out of a house and expel it outdoors. As the heat is pulled out, the air naturally cools in the process. And since humidity is pulled out as well, it does a fantastic job at keeping the moisture level down at levels lower than what a traditional HVAC system can handle. The upgrade cost me a lot of money, but the energy savings should pay for the upgrade in the course of a year easily.