Last month my utility bill was the lowest it has been in six years.
I kid you not, it has been that long since I paid so little for my electricity and water.
This happened not because the rates were lowered (haha, like the fat cats would ever lower the price of utilities) but because I moved into a nicer house. To me it seemed counterintuitive, that a bigger house with more rooms, and twice as many doors and windows, would have not just lower utility bills, but substantially lower bills. It’s not like I haven’t been running the A/C system every single day since I moved in, either. I keep my thermostat set at 76 degrees, just like I always do, the difference is I now have a superior, more efficient system. Then I learned something that kind of blew my mind, because my wife informed me that we had a second air conditioning system in the crawlspace over our bedroom. In this house they converted a two car garage into a master bedroom and bath, and they had also installed its own dedicated air conditioner. The realtor had never mentioned two HVAC systems during the entire buying process. This is crazy to me, because how can a power bill be so rock-bottom low with two different air conditioners working? This goes to show you how efficient modern day HVAC tech is becoming, because this house is always perfectly cool, even though the air conditioners don’t run for very long. Maybe it’s great insulation, but it sure saves money?