Our Wisconsin weather has been quite interesting this summer. We’ve had super hot and humid days where you can barely breathe when you walk outside, crazy rain and thunderstorms, and days and nights where it drops to the 50’s. These are the times when I have to remind myself that I live in Wisconsin and the weather is never normal here!
Before we moved into our current home, we rented a house for 5 years that didn’t have central air and was basically impossible to cool off in the summer. The house had hot water heat and the owners didn’t want to spend the money and invest in a AC unit with a company like Halo Heating & Cooling so we relied heavily on fans and 2 window units to try and cool our home. For the most part, we were able to make it work but there were days that it was just so bad that we had to go to my parents house and even spend the night there a few times.
One thing we were super happy to have in our new home is Central Air and it was really nice to have it when I was giant and pregnant with Joey in the summer of 2013. I’m pretty sure if we wouldn’t have had it or if it would have broke that summer that I would have killed someone!
We’ve not been in our home for almost 3 years and whenever we have those super hot days and really warm nights I am thankful that we have central air conditioning and that we can cool our entire home and keep everyone comfrotable.
Since we have little kids in our home, we have to keep the doors to most of the rooms closed throughout the day which means that those rooms are extra cool when you go into them.
Our AC unit is older and will need to be replaced in the next few years but until it stops working, we will continue to have it inspected and keep it going. When we do need to replace it, we will upgrade it to an energy efficient unit like we did with our furnace after it died on an ice cold moring in January of 2013.
Now that we have a home with a good HVAC system, we do our best to maintain it and change the filter regularly as well as have it inspected because it is important that we keep it in great working condition for our family.
Are you taking care of your HVAC system and having is inspected and cleaned regularly?