By acclimating to the heat and humidity, we are going to need less air conditioner during the summer
I try to limit the family meetings. When I was a kid, our Dad was always holding family meetings as it was sort of the progressive thing to do back then, but in fact, he would hold these meetings not to get all the people on the same page but to hammer us teenagers on our behavior, but that’s my Dad though, however he’s a bit of a drama king to this day. So I’ve never been one to do that with my teenagers, and if there is a problem inside the central air conditioner of my home, my husband and I deal with it then and there, and there is no screaming or drama. There is only direction and accountability on just about every occasion, then yet, I did hold a bit of a family meeting the other night during dinner. And the topic was the air conditioner. Of course, that seems like an absurd conversation to be having in the middle of winter. But where my husband and I live, the winter season is pretty mild and the biggest heating and cooling issue is the air conditioner the rest of the year. The cost of all that cooling comfort has come to be a burden on our budget. So this year, I wanted the family to be on the same page with a new heating and cooling strategy. When the temperatures go up the Spring, we are going to leave the air conditioner off. In fact, we are going to wait as long as my husband and I can to turn on the air conditioner. By acclimating to the heat and humidity, we are going to need less air conditioner during the summer. And I also reminded them that we are going to double down on temperature control discipline and the new air conditioner strategy this Spring.