Moving from south to north, and getting a heat pump

Do you think the difference between the seasons of Summer, Fall, and Springtime in the Deep South region of the country? It’s a joke, because there is no difference between those 3 seasons! During the coldest afternoons of Winter time I might experience a few weeks of chilly weather, but nothing that a hoodie and a hat can’t handle.

I have lived in the south my whole life, until a few weeks ago when I moved into the far north to be with my long-distance girlfriend. I am still in the middle of my transition, and getting used to the fact that I need to use a oil furnace almost every day. In my old lake house I could go for months on end separate from ever using the oil furnace once, and up here in the good white north the lake house doesn’t even have an a/c, because it is so rarely needed. Not only is there a sizable central oil furnace in the site, but there are also several back-up systems in site. In the basement there is an antique oil furnace that hasn’t been used in over a decade. Allegedly it’s still functional, but this oil furnace is so old and dusty I don’t even want to touch it. Also I have a brick fireplace in the front room of the home. I like the plan of a brick fireplace, but it does seem like a lot of work when I could just click the temperature control instead. The fact that I have 3 strange oil furnaces, and there is no a/c at all, still seems crazy to me!