I hate that we are getting ready to say goodbye to February in the not too distant future.
That also means it’s pretty much the end for great winter temperatures and endless blue sky days. Once March arrives, the temperature and humidity levels will steadily rise. And that means the heat pump will come to life again in order to provide the air conditioning that we need. I love the winter because it’s the only time of the year when I’m not thinking about HVAC utility costs. There are roughly 8 months of the year where we need some amount of cooling from the heat pump. So having a respite from being vigilant about cooling costs is nice. That will all come to a close in a matter of weeks. Then, it will be back to making sure that our household HVAC habits are on point. Keeping good heating and cooling habits are the best way to get the most consistent savings when it comes to air conditioning. Of course, you have to start with the air conditioning tune up in order for the HVAC unit to be running at top efficiency. But then, it’s up to us and our HVAC habits to keep that going. That means maintaining a tight seal on the home. We also have to be sure that we are mitigating direct sunlight heating by using the solar shades everyday. It’s the daily commitment to good HVAC behavior and thermostat setting discipline that reliably delivers utility bills that are manageable. We all do our part in this house and it always pays off.