Conserve Energy, Save Money
You’re a real homeowner if you’re up to your eyeballs in debt, right? We’ve been in our home for ten years now, and besides the mortgage we hadn’t had any major expense other than the normal wear and tear kind of up keep. Guess what, ten years must be the magic length of time for such things as roofs, AC’s, heaters, and windows to self-destruct. First thing to go was the AC, so we replaced it with a new heat pump, next the roof decided to curl up and die, literally, then the windows on the back side of the house lost their seals. Needless to say, we are now the proud owners of a refurbished house and the debt that goes along with it. We did discover while the AC was on the fritz that we could utilize the old fashioned way of cooling a house by opening up at night to get the cool breeze, then closing back up the next morning before it got hot; conserving energy and saving money at the same time! And we also found that we could stand it a little warmer than we thought. The need for ways to use energy more affordably and efficiently has a lot of us rethinking our cooling and heating strategies, and feeling good about saving energy and money in the process.