My husband & I have never used an device in our house.
My parents were born & raised way down South, & that is all that they ever knew. My dad refused to transport up North when he had the option about twenty years ago, then i was just a little girl at the time, so I did not understand why our dad did not want to move, all I knew was that there was snow up North where the people I was with and I could have moved, & I had never really seen snow in person before. I wanted to transport up North so badly, well, I ended up going to school & meeting the man of our dreams who just so happened to be a northerner. When the people I was with and I finished our degrees, the people I was with and I got married & moved up north. He already had a task secured in the neighborhood that he grew up in, so it was apparent that the people I was with and I had to live up North & not down South with our family. I do miss our family, but I really prefer living up North. I prefer the cool weather. My husband & I have never used an device in our house. It is just not boiling enough to need an device even in the middle of the summer. I just put a couple of fans in the windows downstairs, & it keeps the home at a comfortable temperature. We do have to use the oil furnace about multiple-ninths of the year though because it gets quite frigid here, but I prefer it, & I prefer the snow just as I thought that I would as a little girl.