My husband recently got promoted at work and had to relocate our family. He had a few options on where we could go. There were places down south, major cities and spots along the coast. The two of us ended up getting Libertyville Illinois. At first I was seriously bummed. I have lived in a warmer climate my whole life. Have you ever looked up the monthly weather in Illinois? It is ridiculously cold. I figured I would hate it so much. After living there a full year I realized that I like cooler weather. I like being able to wear long pants and a jacket. Where I used to live, it was shorts all year long. It also was AC for most of the year. Now in Libertyville, the focus is heating. I much prefer dealing with a heating system than an air conditioner. AC systems get mold, mildew and algae in them. There is something super gross about that. With heating systems, they just get dusty and rusty. I invested in a seasonal HVAC plan that has the HVAC contractor checking my system a few times a year. It keeps my furnace working in tip top shape. I never have to go a day without heating. Since I have such a good heating system, I really don’t mind the cold. My husband even bought a snow blower and salt to take care of the ice. Our area is pretty cheap to live in and there always seems to be something going on in town. My kids like it a lot better.