I just couldn’t do it again this summer.
This is the third full summer we’ve lived in the south.
And while we’ve become accustomed to a lot of other things about this region, the heat and humidity is tougher. For sure, we knew that we were in for a climate change when we moved down here. There would no longer be any need for a gas furnace for starters. We’d left that sort of HVAC equipment behind when we chose to move south for a great job opportunity for my wife. She is so happy to be working from the zone controlled HVAC comfort of her new offices. And being the boss is pretty cool as well. But she’s worked a long time for this sort of position so she’s more that prepared. In fact, last year, her office was the number one office in the company. That’s a huge turnover for that office which had been near the bottom prior to my wife taking over. Still, we have had a heck of a time when it comes to the air conditioning. Frankly, we just had to ease up on it so we could better acclimate to the heat. For sure, just pouring on more and more HVAC cooling wasn’t the answer. Well, it was the answer if you are looking for outrageous utility bills. So this spring, my wife and I decided to wait as long as we could to start cranking the air conditioning. And it sure has worked because we are comfortable with a higher thermostat setting and we’re saving a whole bunch of money.