When preparing for the harsher parts of the year north being winter and south being summer. There is a lot of preparation that takes place that is similar and then there are things that vary greatly. One of the things that is similar is that either up north or down south you must make sure your HVAC system is running properly before the most critical parts of the year such as below freezing temperatures and snow or hottest part of the summer. Making sure that you have it serviced and maintained throughout the year helps. In the north you must make sure you have fire wood chopped if you have a fireplace and gather items for when you are snowed in. Down south you must make sure you have your hurricane rations together and plenty of water in case you can’t get out of the house after a storm. Either way you look at it there is preparation for either north or south and it doesn’t have to be a chore if you do a little at a time. Whether you are using a furnace or an A/C one of the most important things is to make sure it gets maintained and that if it has a filter that the filter gets changed once a month and make sure there is gas or oil for the furnace. If you keep those things current and done throughout the year then there will less of emergency issues down the road. So it doesn’t really matter if you live up north or down south being prepared is vital to both.