Additionally, I made sure that the blinds were drawn on windows that received direct sunlight
I suppose I am not the only one to be getting very creative when it comes to trying to make ends meet right now. The pandemic has brought on a situation that I thought was previously unimaginable. Many of us are still sheltering inside the HVAC comfort of our homes. That comes with a very real economic impact. So many of us are dealing with less income due to the pandemic. I know that we have had to do a lot of juggling to save all the money that we are able to. One of the bigger savings that we were able to effectively go after had to do with the HVAC. Going into the summer, I knew that I would be working from home. This would allow me to actually fully commit to making sure the HVAC output was reigned in. I had wanted to do this before this past summer. However, I was never really able to fully commit to that sort of effort. Mainly, it was because I was just too lazy to learn just how to program the HVAC thermostat. That is probably all it would have taken. Instead, I tried to remember to push the thermostat up before I left for work. But, I lost momentum on that because I didn’t like coming home to a house that was warmer than I wanted it to be. So, this past summer, I made sure to keep the HVAC thermostat about 15 degrees less than the outside temperature. Additionally, I made sure that the blinds were drawn on windows that received direct sunlight. The results were excellent. We saved between 15 and 20 percent over the entire summer from the HVAC utility costs.