I live in St. Petersburg Florida and one of my favorite things to do is to visit the beach all throughout the year. And while it does get colder during the Winter months, the weather is usually mild enough during the days to walk along the beach when the sun is shining brightly in the sky. So, this Winter, I was looking forward to my walks along the beach. Unfortunately, we are in the middle of an arctic blast and we saw temperatures in St. Petersburg drop into the mid-30s. Thankfully, they didn’t drop below freezing like some of the surrounding cities. Prior to the arctic blast, the temperatures outside were mild and in the high 60s to the low 70s, which is ideal to walk along the beach. But due to the drastic change in temperature, I have skipped my beach walks and have stayed home to cozy up inside instead. While at home, I turned on my HVAC unit so that it could be comfortable inside my home. Typically, during the Winter months, I don’t use my HVAC unit because of the mild weather in St. Petersburg FL. In fact, it has been a few years since we have had temperatures drop into the 30s. And while we typically depend on our HVAC units mostly for cooling, on these rare events, we will use them for heating as well. Although I can’t go to the beach right now, I am grateful that I can remain warm until this arctic blast goes away. I will curl up on my sofa with a good book and use my HVAC unit to keep me warm.