Setting air conditioning strategy now

Setting air conditioning strategy now

Nick March 6, 2023

I try to limit the family meetings.

When I was a kid, my mom was always holding family meetings as it was sort of the progressive thing to do back then.

But in fact, she would hold these meetings not to get everyone on the same page but to hammer us kids on our behavior. That’s my mom though. She’s a bit of a drama queen to this day. So I’ve never been one to do that with my kids. If there is a problem inside the central air conditioning of our home, we deal with it then and there. And there is no screaming or drama. There is only direction and accountability on just about every occasion. Yet, I did hold a bit of a family meeting the other night during dinner. And the topic was the air conditioning. Of course, that seems like a ridiculous conversation to be having in the middle of winter. But where we live, the winter is pretty mild and the biggest HVAC issue is the air conditioning the rest of the year. The cost of all that cooling comfort have come to be a burden on our budget. So this year, I wanted the family to be on the same page with a new HVAC strategy. When the temperatures go up the spring, we’re going to leave the air conditioning off. In fact, we’re going to wait as long as we can to turn on the air conditioning. By acclimating to the heat and the humidity, we’re going to need less air conditioning during the summer. And I also reminded them that we’re going to double down on thermostat discipline and the new air conditioning strategy this spring.



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