If you are drawn to living or vacationing in or around Spokane, Washington, the chances are good that you are an outdoorsy person. The outdoor life calls to everyone in Spokane. If it is winter, you know you will be relying on a good, solid furnace to keep you warm, and radiators to dry your gloves, but that is secondary to the beautiful winters during which you can go snowboarding, have snowball fights with the kids, or don some goggles skis and hit the slopes. Even fishermen and boaters can find bodies of water in which to have an adventure of their own. It’s definitely true that Spokane winters are downright snowy and blustery, so of course all transportation, homes, and public buildings must have reliable and efficient heating. Most choose natural gas heating, but fireplace inserts and oil furnaces can also be found in the area. In the other seasons of the year, residents may or may not rely as heavily on furnaces in their HVAC systems, but even though the other three seasons are pretty temperate, cooling is also becoming more popular in Spokane. The other seasons also provide an abundance of outdoor activities for kids and adults alike. For plant lovers, why not check out the John A. Finch Arboretum? There are trees and flora that delight the senses in the arboretum, and the greenhouse is almost like a natural heater for the plants that need a special touch. Parks are abundant in Spokane, as well, and some provide a/c inside the gift shops and treat stores. Manito Park is a favorite, for sure.