When you travel the world, you see a great many things. I’ve lived in many different parts of the world, and I have seen many different ways that people use to heat and cool their homes. You see different cultures of people. They dress differently, speak differently and live differently. A lot of people live in grand, robust homes, whilst some live in little more compared to desolate shacks. Some places, families stay scattered across acres of farmland. In some places, everyone has air conditioning in their homes but no heating systems. Still, in other parts of the world, people have heaters but virtually no air conditioners. In some parts of this world, they have neither heating or cooling systems. I am always amazed at exactly how families manage to warm or cool the homes sufficiently, without using modern appliances like air conditioners, furnace, heaters, or oscillating fans. Some folks without air conditioning, open the windows daily, allowing the cool air to circulate the house, and then in turn, cooling the home. Places without electricity use fire or wood burning stoves to heat their property. These differences around the world are so strange in my opinion. I cannot imagine living as a few people do. They find ways to get along with the simplest of systems, while we struggle without our heating and cooling systems. After some for the heating and cooling methods I have seen, I’m very grateful for my outdated, but working heat pump. It is not the most high-tech piece of equipment, but it works just fine for me.