Winter in Vienna can be welcomed in two varying degrees. There are those who welcome it with outstretched arms because Vienna in winter is very picturesque – think along the lines of a fairytale winter wonderland with snow on the ground, crisp night air, friends enjoying each other’s company half-hidden in the steam rising from mugs of hot mulled wine. That is Vienna during winter, which falls between December to February and early March.
However it also does get bitterly cold, sometimes going down to -15 centigrade. What do Austrians do when that happens? Well, not much, wear winter socks, home boots, sip coffee or tea, and turn up the furnace so their houses get cozy, comfy warm. Of course, there are people who prefer high efficiency furnace even if it costs more primarily because it doesn’t use as much fuel thereby reducing the cost of heating by as much as 10 to 20 percent.
As for us, well, we already have a furnace and it is still running smoothly. Proper maintenance is all it takes to ensure that. But should we ever need to have it replaced then we would definitely go for a furnace with high rather than mid efficiency.
How about the other cities around the world? Let’s look at some chilly and not so chilly cities to compare.
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Winter in Denver
Denver, the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Colorado, is not so chilly when winter comes. Winters are mild with an average daily high temperature of 4 °C (40 °F) and days reaching 15°C (60°F) are not uncommon. Fortunately, snow doesn’t stay on the ground long in Denver so it’s a good thing to know that golf courses and outdoor cafes are able to stay for most days of the year.
But snowstorms do happen, and the cold breeze add to the chill. Good thing there are companies like Denver furnace installation to help residents with home heating and other services to keep them warm.
Winter in Winnipeg
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada, its local climate is extremely seasonal with average January highs of around −11 °C (12 °F) and average July highs of 26 °C (79 °F).
The city is surely to have a white Christmas every year, and this means that furnace and heating are working overtime in most homes.
Winter in Furano
Furano a famous tourism destination in Hokkaido, Japan is known for its lavender fields, and the Furano Ski Resort where Snowboarding World Cup is often held. The temperature gets down to around -30°C (-22°F), and with all the snow is the perfect spot for such snowboarding events.
If you plan to visit this picturesque spot in the winter, make sure that you stay in a fully winter-proof accommodation. It gets chilly when you stop moving down the slopes, so stay warm with blankets and some coffee.
Winter in Edinburgh
Ediburgh, the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas, has its coldest weather in January and February, with temperature averaging roughly 1.5°C (34°F). This makes it easy to walk around the city and enjoy the scenes and landscapes blanketed in white.
It could be windy though, so make sure that you are properly dressed and warm, even when just staying at your hotel, or rented home. Turn up your heater a bit and enjoy a cup of tea while you watch the snow fall from the window.