Our HVAC bills in our house have been so high lately that I have really had to buckle down and take some drastic measures with my kids.
They are forever leaving the doors open or the windows open and letting the heating or the air conditioning out. I keep telling them that we don’t have the money to pay to heat and cool the entire out of doors, but they just never seem to get the point. It’s really been driving me crazy that I have to pay so much for our heating and cooling bills, but it seems like the rest of the family couldn’t care less. I guess that’s because I’m the one who is shelling out all of the money to pay the bills. Some of my kids are old enough to get jobs now and so I’ve basically decided that I’m going to start making them pay a percentage of the heating and cooling bills. I know that if they have to start putting in some of their own money to help pay for heating and cooling, it’s going to be a totally different story. When you hit them where it hurts, it makes a big difference. I mean, I can fuss and yell about it all that I want, but it’s not going to make any of the kids help me save money on the furnace and air conditioning bills. But I guarantee that I make them all pay twenty percent of the monthly heating and cooling costs for our house, then I will see a big change right away. I know that none of my kids will want to spend their own money on heating and A/C.