No matter if you are from the far north of the far South, the two of us all experience a particular stage of the year where the Heating as well as A/C idea is running near consistently. Naturally, the resulting monthly bills can make us choke on our checkbook. For most of my family, it is the Summer that just kills the household budget. So much of our funds end up going toward keeping the condo cool enough to deal with the heat. There is about a more than three month stretch where I am just afraid of opening the monthly electric bill. It’s strenuous for me to even go to the mailbox to retrieve the mail because I suppose it’s in there lurking. With that being said, I am growing sick of that feeling a few years ago as well as decided just being passive as well as taking it wasn’t getting myself and others someplace. As a family, the two of us decided that we were hoping to get some of that money back so the two of us could do more stuff. The very first thing the two of us did was get our condo in order, so to speak. We later started pulling blinds by about 10am to keep the direct sun heating to a bare minimum. My kid even went out as well as got some solar cling for the worst windows. Then, the two of us decided to take a more proactive approach to the Heating as well as A/C temperature control. To start, the two of us actually programmed it so the temperature would rise with the outside temperature. This later reduced the load on the Heating as well as A/C. We even decided that the two of us could lay having the temperature control a bit higher when the two of us were in the house, particularly at evening. That was the large a single. Most of my efforts resulted in a 20% savings through the worst of the Heating as well as A/C demand. That money was definitely enjoyed by all of us on my weekends.