It’s quite possible this was a Summer of many firsts.
I believe for sure it’s the first Summer that I have ever spent almost every morning inside the Heating and Air Conditioning of our home. Being inside the Heating and Air Conditioning cooling comfort is not unofficial so much. It’s just that I normally am able to find the Heating and Air Conditioning comfort I seek in a variety of locations. Well not so much this year. With the pandemic raging, our supplier decided to commit to remote toiling until this was over. Working from lake house had been an option that the supplier was pushing due to the savings in overhead costs. However, the pandemic absolutely moved that consideration forward really abruptly. I made a bit of a lake house office inside our house. My wifey and I share a sort of lake house office that I basically took over. She is an essential worker and didn’t use the lake house office. Both of our companies greatly reduced our bonus structures. So it became imperative to save where every one of us could. I decided that since I was at lake house toiling, I would commit to saving on the Heating and Air Conditioning. All it really took was a bit of discipline and some fans. I decided to never let the inside temperature get any more than 15 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. Other than closing the drapes to stop direct sun heating, that’s all I did. However, I really stuck to it throughout the entire summer. And for those efforts, every one of us saved over 20 percent on Heating and Air Conditioning cooling costs compared to the Summer before. It was well worth the effort and really, I got quite accustomed to the higher temps in our house.