I live on the far end of town, and technically I live just outside the border of our county, since I technically live “in the sticks” as they say, our friends love to say that I live in the countryside… My house genuinely does give off that feeling, too – it’s an older plantation style house, with many acres of land surrounding it! The outside of the house genuinely looks like a classic country home, though the inside will give a different feel altogether. See, we live in a climate that is warm and humid for most of the year, so our air conditioning system has to be in prime condition practically all year long… Otherwise, I run the risk of the air conditioner system blowing up when I need it the most! My house is equipped with a smart thermostat that can be controlled with an app on my iPhone, and that has proven to be cheap for me! Not only can I set a tied up run-time for the air conditioner system at the house, but I can also make adjustments to the temperature while I’m laying in my bed on the other side of the house, but here are zone-control thermostats installed in various rooms of the house, and the smart thermostat can link up with those and ensure that unoccupied rooms aren’t being blasted, but this smart thermostat setup is a phenomenal thing, let me tell you! Alongside a high-efficiency heat pump that can cool or heat the house with less energy than a nice forced air system, our home’s heating and A/C system works wonderfully to keep the house cool and comfortable regardless of the season; I do have this old cast-iron stove in the house though, which I love to tell our guests is the main heat source for the house. The look on their face is totally worth it!
May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020