Plus, it saves a bunch of money as well as we leave the thermostat at a higher level and the heat pump doesn’t have to work as hard
I love this time of year. But there is a certain amount of bittersweet attached to that love if I’m to be honest about it. While I so love the spring and watching renewal happen before my eyes, I know what’s coming. And what’s coming is a whole lot of heat come about June. And that means a whole lot of air conditioning to manage all that heat and humidity. I’ve been walking from the car to the front door and have already heard a heat pump or two cranked up. For some folks, as soon as the temperatures hit anywhere above 80, the thermostat is flipped over to HVAC cooling. I like to hold off a while. Plus, this time of year is just made for opening up the windows. The temperatures are great and the air isn’t yet thick and humid. It feels great to have fresh air in our house. And by waiting on the air conditioning a bit, we allow our bodies to acclimate to the heat. This makes the real heat and humidity of summer much more tolerable. Plus, it saves a bunch of money as well as we leave the thermostat at a higher level and the heat pump doesn’t have to work as hard. But we do crank up the HVAC here and there this time of year to collect some of that pollen on the HEPA filter we use for better indoor air quality. While it doesn’t take but and hour or two every few days, it’s worth it just to lower the airborne contaminants inside the house.