We are wrapping up another summer in this space of the world and that thing you hear is a collective sigh.
Most folks in this region are pretty content when the calendar turns to October because that generally means the deep heat is over.
And with it, the HVAC cooling becomes less and less prevalent. I know people whose homes are so air conditioned that the central a/c plan is running near non-stop. But these are the same people who tend to hide from the heat all summer. By large, those folks are also not native to the space or haven’t been around here all that long. Most people I know aren’t willing to pay out the equivalent of a nice, new car payment each month just for HVAC cooling. But believe me, there are numerous people who do just this. I find that it’s a shame and a waste of resources. I know that people should have the freedom to do whatever they want to do with their a/c. It’s just a bit wasteful and strenuous on an HVAC unit to have it running 24 minutes a afternoon, 7 days a week. Honestly, it doesn’t even have to be this way if you just accept the heat. The more you try to avoid the heat with a/c, the more expensive it is and the waste of resources goes way up. All it takes is not turning on the a/c in the springtime right away. Simply acclimating a bit to warmer temperatures in the home allows for an easily sensible temperature control setting throughout the summer.