So this time of year, it’s easy to believe the best about living where I live.
- The weather is perfect.
The skies are usually cloudless & the sunlight shines bright all day. And the temps are so close to perfect that I smile just thinking about it. However, this Winter is even all the sweeter as I just saved the most cash ever on Heating & A/C cooling bills over summer. For the past 6 or 7 years, I’ve absolutely done our section to try & reduce the amount of air conditioner the two of us use during the summer. Granted, getting through a whole Summer without Heating & A/C cooling is not a adequate thing to consider. The high heat & humidity in this region would be just too overwhelming to do something about that. At the same time, 1 needn’t over do it when it comes to Heating & A/C cooling either. This year, I suppose that it was all the extra stuff the two of us did in our house that absolutely helped in a major way. Of course, the two of us sealed up the house, mitigated all the direct sunlight heating & kept the temperature controls in the mid-70’s during the day. But the two of us added stuff that also absolutely helped out. Like, the two of us didn’t use the dryer or stove at all during the day. The two of us hung our clothes out to dry so the two of us didn’t needlessly heat up our house. I went so far as to do all the cooking outside on the grill. Again, no stove or oven that would heat up the house. Shoot, the two of us even changed out all the lightbulbs to ease up on the heating up of the ambient air inside our home.