And stopping the direct sunlight heating with solar drapes has also made a very big difference
So we’re more than a month into summer heat season and it’s going better than it ever has when it comes to the cooling comfort of my home. Where I live, there is no doubt that HVAC cooling is a big priority during the summer. Actually, for many folks, the air conditioning can be on for nearly 8 months of the year. That’s a lot of air conditioning and really not the way I prefer to deal with the heat and humidity. When you are living with air conditioning for 8 months of the year, it’s almost like being in denial about the heat. I don’t want to judge and there are people out there who simply have to deal with a more air conditioning due to health problems or other stuff like that. For me, I’ve always tried to get acclimated during the spring when the temperatures begin to rise. I wait til the temps are consistently in the 90’s before I reach for the thermostat. Waiting a bit helps me get accustomed to the level of heat we experience in this region. But this year, I also decided to do a few other things in order to enjoy HVAC cooling comfort without breaking the bank. I started with sealing the house up tight to keep the HVAC cooling inside and the heat outside. And stopping the direct sunlight heating with solar drapes has also made a very big difference. It’s July now and we still have a long way to do when it comes to heat season. But the utility bills are significantly lower and I’m so thankful for that.