It can be very difficult to live in a cold weather climate.
I have lived in the northern part of the country for six years and I am still getting used to the cold winter months. Winter for most people is a season that lasts 3 months. Winter around here is a season that lasts seven or eight months. In the dead of winter, the temperatures are often below zero. I have a small shack out by the lake. I use a wood furnace to heat the shack. The wood furnace has to be filled with wood before I go to bed. If I don’t fill the furnace with wood, then the fire can die out in the middle of the night and I would wake up without any heat in my house. That happened last month and I didn’t know why. I put plenty of wood on the fire before I went to bed and I woke up about eight hours later. The temperatures inside of the house were extremely cold and I immediately knew there was an issue with the furnace. I tried all of the regular troubleshooting tips, but nothing worked well. I finally contacted a heating company in Glenview, Illinois. Glenview is the closest city to my home. They will come all the way out to the lake, but the Glenview heating company charges a premium fee for the service. I had to pay the fee when I couldn’t figure out the furnace problem on my own. Thankfully, the heating company from Glenview figured out the problem very quickly and had the heat working before noon.