This past winter has been really hard on everyone. Our region has had almost six months of non-stop snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Some of our neighbors are even considering relocating because they just don’t want to deal with it anymore. One thing good has come out of it though, we learned that alternative HVAC systems are a good thing. We lost power for almost a week and we needed a way to survive. Thankfully I have a buddy who works for a local HVAC company. He was able to hook us up with a propane powered heater that we could use to keep part of the house warm. It was the type that could be used indoors and we never even knew that those type existed. I had seen the type that you could hook up in a garage but I always knew that they needed to be where there was fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide buildup. This indoor unit wasn’t enough to heat the whole house but we were able to all congregate in the living room, sleep on the floor, and not shiver all night long. We still had to shut off the water so that the pipes wouldn’t freeze but we could live with that. Once the power came back on we were very happy. I called to thank my buddy for the suggestion and tell him that if they ever needed a letter of recommendation for their company. He just said that he was glad to help out. I started looking into all of the emergency types of heating and cooling that were available on the market and I was amazed. There are units that could be rented, set up in unusual places, and run on different types of fuel. Not matter where you are or what your need may be, if you contact a professional HVAC dealer I am sure that you can get your problem resolved.