Are you the type of person who likes to use the heating and cooling system every day of the year? There are a lot of people who do prefer that.
- They simply set the thermostat on their preferred setting and leave it there all year long.
In the summer, the a/c keeps the thermostat setting right, and in the winter, the heater kicks in to keep the house at that setting. I am not that type of person. Because I live in the south, the air conditioning is on for much of the year out of necessity, so I look forward to the fall each year. When the cooler weather comes in, I get excited because I can shut off the a/c, open the windows, and let the house get fresh. I try not to turn on the heater right away; in fact, if I can get through the whole winter without using heating, that is what I try to do. I don’t like forced air heating, as the dry air gives me sinus trouble and wreaks havoc with my skin and gives me chapped lips. I have a little portable heater that I sometimes plug in just to have a little spot that is warmer, but I know in the long run those portable heaters aren’t all that efficient. If I can get away with it, and the winter is mild, I choose to do the best thing – curl up under a blanket, take hot showers thanks to the water heater, and wear some sweats! When summer comes back around, though, I gotta turn the a/c back on!