About 20 years ago, my family and I moved to the West Coast to start a new life.
We settled in the desert area, where heat is an everyday problem.
Twenty years ago, the daily high temperatures weren’t nearly as high as they are these days. It is very clear that global warming is playing a huge part in making this earth warmer. When we moved to the coast, the average daily summer temp was 100 degrees, and now it is close to 110 degrees. No matter what you do during the summer months, it is virtually impossible to keep the house cool. We have a central AC unit that works overtime and we also have two ductless AC units in the master bedroom and the living room. Both of us are thankful for solar energy, because our energy bills would be through the roof if we didn’t have solar panels. Even with 2 ductless AC units and the central AC running, there are still days when the temperatures are too hot. Just last week, it was 114 degrees and none of the AC units would run. The central system was frozen and we didn’t want to ruin the ductless AC units by trying to overwork them. Instead, we shut off all of the machines and left the house for the day. Believe it or not, it was actually cooler outside than it was in the house without the air conditioner. When my wife and I moved to this neighborhood 20 years ago, we never thought the heat would cause us to question the decision.