It’s sort of a yearly thing for me.
While I really like this time of year because the weather is mostly good in our neck of the woods, the heat is never too far from my mind. The gelid season in our region is appealing and it’s really worth the tradeoff of dealing with the horrible heat of summer. Yet, the respite from the crazy hot temperatures is fleeting just as most relaxing things are. And the people I was with and I are not too far from the HVAC cooling going on while in the day. Then, that will eventually lead to the HVAC cooling being on always. This is just a part of managing the heat in this actual area. However, it can also be a relatively expensive proposition too. The very first Summer I was here, I got severely crushed by the HVAC utility costs. But, I was also not doing much to help mitigate those major costs. I guess I was just so overwhelmed by how especially high the temperatures were that I was willing to just keep paying to cost to be comfortable. But that sort of approach to HVAC cooling is really not sustainable. So, thanks to some amazing neighbors, I was able to learn everything about making sure the heat gets managed in a way that doesn’t ruin our checking account. You have to start with a tuned up HVAC. So I get our HVAC preventive service about this time of year. Then it’s pretty much just a combination of keeping the HVAC treated air on the inside, mitigating direct sunlight heating and keeping the HVAC control equipment at a proper level.