This past spring, I just wasn’t so comfortable about moving into summer.
This was certainly a change of pace.
First, down here it took a year or two to figure out how to best deal with the heat and humidity of summer. For sure, it was different than anything I had ever experienced. It could be quite overwhelming with the level of heat for four straight months. But the second summer, I got a little better at it and so on. By the time I got to the last summer, I was an old pro and keeping the HVAC cooling from destroying the household budget. However, I was no longer in charge of the thermostat this past summer. This was by design though. And it was just hard for me to deal with. The reason I was no longer in charge of the thermostat was that we had it a smart thermostat installed by the HVAC professional this was something we had been thinking about for a long time. My wife was impressed by the smart thermostat and had been for years. I was a bit resistant. As much as I would like to claim that I wasn’t it that’s just not the truth. I just wasn’t so sure that HVAC technology could do better than I could when it came to managing the HVAC cooling costs during the summer. I just didn’t think the smart thermostat can do a better job. So I was resistant. Well, the smart thermostat did a great job and saved an additional 15 percent over the very best I could ever do with the HVAC cooling costs.