I’m soaking up what’s left of this awesome time of year! It’s pretty much the end of Winter time for us, however for many, the end of Winter time is a welcome thing.
For me, I hate it because Winter time provides a few months in a row where there is no need for a/c.
And that’s a large deal around here. For about 8 months of the year, one may need some a/c for sure, but from June through November, cooling is a household essential when you live down here! The heat plus humidity are fierce in this region plus that makes it awfully difficult to manage life while I was in the summer. But without the heat pump, it would be nearly impossible for me to live where I do. There is so much need for a/c that we’re getting close to needing to dust off the a/c strategy. It all starts with Heating plus A/C service. I’m a large believer in Heating plus A/C service because it extends the life of the heating plus cooling unit while improving efficiency, and when you’re trying to save money on a/c costs, the heat pump has to be operating at peak efficiency, but once the a/c tune up is complete, I’ll make sure that I update worn weather stripping, caulk gaps plus add some insulation to maintain a tight seal on the house. But really, the most crucial detail of the a/c strategy is being able to maintain some control unit discipline; During the peak heating hours of summer, both of us keep the control unit no more than 15 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. This truly makes a difference is a/c costs.