For sure, I’m right in the middle of my favorite time of year.
The central air conditioning is kicking on a bit more now that we’re heading into August.
That’s just fine with me because I love the summer. Where we live, there is just not enough summer weather to suit me. Of course, our summer weather is nothing compared to the blast furnace that our southern neighbors deal with. In fact, the house I grew up in had no central air conditioning at all. Frankly, I can see how central air conditioning can be viewed as a luxury. But I’m actually getting out of the air conditioning a bit more in order to get things ready for winter. I had a wood stove installed this spring. Finally, I’m getting very serious about tackling the high cost of HVAC heating. The wood stove will function as both a supplemental heating source as well as an emergency source of heating. This will save a bunch of money when it comes to paying the utility bills during our long, cold winter. But I’m not stopping at just the supplemental heat source. I’m making the necessary preparation when it comes to the house as well. This is overdue really. I’ve been meaning to seal up the house far before I decided on the wood stove. So I’m taking parts of the summer to get out of the air conditioning and seal up the exterior of the house, add more insulation and replace all the weather stripping as well. I think all of this effort is really going to pay off. I’m so excited to see what sort of savings I receive for my efforts.