Good habits are crucial, whether it’s making sure the house is tightly sealed or simply drawing the shades to prevent direct sunlight from heating the home.
I find it hard to believe that winter is almost over. When I greeted October and the end of the season of extreme heat, it seemed like only yesterday. By October, the summer blast furnace is usually over, though we may still need some air conditioning. When it comes to the weather and the utility bill, that’s when the good stuff starts. It’s typically all about the air conditioning if you reside in a region where heat pumps are king. I find it difficult to say goodbye to winter because of this. I enjoy the winter because of the temperature, the holidays, and the lower utility costs. In fact, during the winter I look forward to opening the utility bill. The winter heating costs are minimal because the heat pump is typically silent. But all of that is about to change as March draws closer. We will also adapt to the seasons and welcome back our sensible HVAC practices. One needs to have excellent HVAC equipment habits in order to reduce cooling costs as much as possible. All of those beneficial practices are intended to increase the HVAC system’s effectiveness. Good habits are crucial, whether it’s making sure the house is tightly sealed or simply drawing the shades to prevent direct sunlight from heating the home. Otherwise, the cost of running the air conditioner could quickly spiral out of control. In our home, being disciplined about consistently setting the thermostat is the best habit. We get the fans out instead of lowering the thermostat. If we keep up our healthy HVAC practices, we can cut our air conditioning costs by hundreds of dollars.