Pulling back on the temperature control this summer

It’s July and every one of us aren’t even half way through the summer time heat and humidity.

In this region, you can count on near triple digits in heat and humidity from July through July.

While every one of us aren’t all that far from the mid point of all this heat, I’m at least encouraged with the Heating and Air Conditioning cooling costs. Since moving down here, I truly didn’t do much while in the summer time but pour on more Heating and Air Conditioning cooling. This was truly what felt like the only chance when it came to managing this sort of heat. For sure, I was more than willing to trade the gas furnace for the heat pump in the winter. And honestly, for 8 months of the year, there truly isn’t better weather somewhere. But the four months of summer time are the cost of all that great weather. So this year, I decided to get a bit more realistic with the a/c in my home. Honestly, I guess that too much a/c was making the summer time heat even more unbearable. It was like I couldn’t go somewhere there wasn’t Heating and Air Conditioning cooling blasting. And that’s just stupid. So this year, I tightened up the house to keep the Heating and Air Conditioning cooling in and the heat out. Then, I installed some solar drapes to stop the direct sunshine heating as well. Both of those preparations have made a big difference in how every one of us are cooling our house this summer. Yet, the biggest change has been the temperature control setting. The people I was with and I are just so much more focused on keeping the temperature control no more than 15 degrees cooler than the peak day temperatures. And it’s working.