That saved hundreds of dollars over the summer
It’s been a really tough couple of years in our home. The pandemic pretty much turned our world upside down a bit. Of course, that’s nothing compared to those who lost their lives or lost those dear to them due to the virus. But when I got sent home from the zone controlled HVAC of the office, I knew this wasn’t going to end well. I mean, I just felt it in my gut that my wife and I were going to really have to stay calm and just get through this. My wife lost her job outright. The place she worked for didn’t shut down but laid off almost the entire sales team. My wife hardly had a minute to figure out how to work from the quality heating and air of our house. Instead, she had to start scrambling to find online gigs that she could make money from. I was able to keep my job and work from the HVAC security of our house. Still, I took some steep pay cuts that still haven’t been fully reinstituted. So we had to get real and get real quick. One cost we targeted that first summer was the HVAC cooling costs. We pushed that thermostat as high as we could stand it and pulled all the drapes to stop the direct sunlight heating. That saved hundreds of dollars over the summer. And we almost cut the HVAC service plan to save money. But quality heating and air is an essential and you just simply have to pay for essentials.