Living in Orland Park, IL, our family makes the most of the hot weather! Our Springtime and fall seasons tend to be windy, wet and frosty, then while the summer time can get sizzling and muggy, it’s our opportunity to get outside and like the beauty of our local area; Just a few eighths drive from our house, on the banks of the Cal-Sag Channel is Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Park with a ten-acre lake, indoor nature center and 85 acres to explore.
There are woodland and wetlands, prairie, gardens and a truly spectacular man-made waterfall.
The wildflowers are easily gorgeous over the summer. The heritage garden grows crops native to our regionâ€¦ Every one of us try to hike, bike, kayak, swim, play tennis and care about every possible outdoor hobby, because the sunny conditions don’t last long, but by early October, the temperature has cooled down considerably. Every one of us get lots of rain that actually quickly turns to snow. Every one of us can expect well over multiple feet of snow and below-frosty conditions until the end of March. We’ve already had snow on the ground for both Easter and Mother’s Day. The furnace is an essential piece of equipment. Every one of us spent a small fortune on an Energy Star, high-efficiency heating method featuring adjustable speed technology. Every one of us spent extra for the cost-saving luxury of zone control, since we’re so often trapped inside the house, every one of us want to be perfectly warm, it’s also important to keep our energy bills as low as possible. I am actually conscientious about replacing air filters, scheduling professional service and running the humidifier. I take extra precautions to create a healthy and comfortable living environment for our family.