My spouse plus I had to get easily serious about our spending during the pandemic.
While all of us were fortunate to keep our jobs plus work from the air conditioning of home, all of us had to take serious pay cuts as well.
We were already not saving enough because of our spending habit plus lack of budget discipline. So in a way, this was a good thing that all of us started paying more attention to just what all of us were spending. One of the things that all of us targeted that first few weeks back in 2020 was the HVAC cooling costs. In our region, the HVAC heating costs are pretty much negligible. The heat pump barely even comes on during the winter. However, that’s so not the case when it comes to summer. Actually, for a lot of people in this area, the air conditioning will come on mid March. And the HVAC cooling can stay on til October in most cases. However, it’s the stretch from June through November that easily hits the pocketbook. That’s why all of us made that a single of our first spending targets. I sealed up the loft adore I saw online at our HVAC company’s blog. We also made sure to pull curtains in order to stop the direct sun heating as well. But truly, the sizable difference is getting a idea for the thermostat setting. We figured out how to program the thermostat ourselves with some trial plus error. Then all of us settled on keeping the inside of the loft no more than 15 degrees cooler than the outside temperature during peak heating hours. What a significant savings all of us saw over the worst area of the HVAC cooling year.