When we moved up north we looked at a lot of houses before finding one we really liked.
The realtor made a big deal that this particular house had a climate controlled garage.
We didn’t think much of it honestly. I knew it was important that the house has really good heating but I didn’t understand why it was important that the garage have heating as well. That is until winter hit. Ever since the end of October it has not climbed over 20 degrees. Not even once. I am very grateful that the house has a good working heater. We are staying nice and cozy inside. I am also grateful that the garage has climate control because our cars actually get a chance to thaw out a bit. We don’t have to get up early just to thaw our doors out so we can open then. I do have to do this after work each day. It is a pain in the butt trying to open a car door that is frozen shut. Don’t even get me started on scraping ice off of the windshield and waiting until your defrosters work before leaving the parking lot. Then there is digging the snow out from under your tires to consider as well. I am so glad we don’t have to do any of that in the morning before heading out to work. I do, however, wish that we had underfloor heaters for the driveway. We do still have to shovel snow off of the driveway so we can get in or out of the garage. I’m thinking we might get those under floor heaters installed before next winter hits.