Living in an area with extreme climates can be challenging. Depending on your lifestyle, preferences or your health conditions, moving to a warmer climate may be a better choice. As your local movers, we share the benefits of doing this below.
Warmer climates have clearer and sunnier days. Ample sunshine does more than just provide your daily dose of Vitamin D; several studies show that constant exposure to night-and-day cycles help regulate the body clock and promote regular sleep cycles. This reduces stress and increases alertness and productivity.
The sunny climate can also give you more opportunities for outdoor activities, including daily hikes and swimming. Seniors tend to be more sensitive to cold weather, so moving to a warmer climate alleviates discomfort caused by cold and damp weather, such as arthritis.
Getting Around Is Easier
Moving to an area with a warm climate makes getting around easier; no more worrying about slippery sidewalks, heavy snowfall or waking up an extra hour earlier to clear the driveway just so you can use your car. There’s also no need to switch to winter tires, and neither will you or your kids ever need to wear heavy winter clothes, making for a lighter and more efficient daily commute. And the best part is, when it’s your time to move, the moving company can easily unload your items at your new place.
Lower Maintenance and Utility Costs
One of the greatest challenges of living in cold climates is the home’s upkeep. Homes in these areas tend to require more insulation and a greater need for heating. According to the Energy Information Association, space heating takes up as much as 42% of an average home’s annual energy bill while air conditioning takes up a mere 6%. So, an area with a warmer climate will have significantly lower utility bills, especially if the new house is sufficiently insulated from heat intrusion. Warmer climates also mean fewer temperature extremes, which means a lower chance of warping and bending.
To learn more about our moving and storage services, call Our Team Around Town Movers today at (703) 291-1000. We serve many areas in and around Sterling, VA, and Washington, DC.