It’s not too far away now.
Even though I just adore this time of year with the gorgeous weather and perfect temperatures, I know it’s coming.
The heat and humidity will not be too far away now. That is a combination you can completely count on around here in the summer. But our trusty HVAC equipment keeps us comfortable inside when the temperatures outside hang close to triple digits. I’m still reveling in the fact that our cooling costs are still so low. I love to open the utility bill during the winter. It’s so mild here that the heat pump heater hardly even comes on. That means my power bill is the lowest it is all year. But we more than make up for that during the summer. That’s why it’s imperative to be sure the HVAC equipment, the house and my family are all tuned in to saving on cooling costs. It starts with getting the air conditioning tune-up in the spring. This keeps the heat pump running at its most efficient. Then, I turn to the house. The biggest thing is to not let all that HVAC treated air slip outside and the heat inside. So weather stipping around doors, windows and sliders have to be in good shape. It’s also worth a trip around the house to make sure there aren’t any gaps anywhere else that could sap the HVAC efficiency. When it comes to the family, we all have to get a bit more disciplined. Things like pulling the drapes and maintaining thermostat control are super important. But we also do our best to acclimate to the heat so 80 degrees inside during the day feels pretty cool.