I got some painting done on the outside of the house this morning before the heat got too much. I needed to paint around the air conditioning compressor next to the house in the really hot sunny part of the yard so I did it this morning at like 8am before the heat got too intense. Now I am sitting inside with the smart thermostat on 74F trying to cool down for a while before I do some yoga. I was really starting to sweat outside at about 9am so I came inside for a breath of cool air. My cousin has a new HVAC system which really cools the house down quickly, so we don’t need to run it a lot to be comfortable, which really cuts down on the power bills. I’m not sure how much power it draws when it is running but I bet it is a lot less than the older HVAC unit she had before this one. That old unit would run about four times longer than this one to cool the house down to the same temperature. They have really come a long way with the HVAC technology nowadays. I think I will go to my stepmom’s house later for a visit as I haven’t seen her in a while. She wanted me to look at her new air conditioning system to tell her how to clean the filter in it because she hasn’t done it yet and it is due for a cleaning. It’s one of those washable HEPA filters and is really easy to clean.