This House Just Got an HVAC Autocrat

I think I just heard the mid summer light bill hit the mailbox.

It was that thunk I heard.

I bet this utility bill weighs as much as a prize trout because it is so heavy with cost. This is perhaps the thing I dislike most about the summer. Knowing that bill is coming and what I am going to have to sacrifice to pay it. We live in a very hot environment. Our part of the country is known for the heat. Hey, it’s great for most of the year. However, there are about 3 months where I would rather be somewhere else. To add insult to injury, I get to pay the most exorbitant utility bills of the year. And I mean by far. So, I decided to get a bit more proactive where the heating and cooling unit is concerned. It seems like the thing is running nearly non stop. The first thing I did was to get a smart thermostat. I immediately put in on auto mode. My family has no regard for the costs of running the HVAC in the summer. They simply keep pushing the thermostat lower and lower. It’s definitely cool in our house but to what expense? Nope, the smart thermostat will be allowed to do its thing but I will control the manual override code. The family will simply need to get used to being a bit warmer. I know it seems like a mean thing to do but I have had it with these energy bills. I’m the one cutting things out of my life so we can pay the dang bill without touching our savings. I’m sure I will hear about what I tyrant I am and how unfair it is to have no control over the thermostat.

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