This time of year, I like to soak up every single one of these perfect days.
Going outside in the morning to enjoy a crisp, cool morning is such a delight.
And having the heat pump not running non stop is also great. But with each passing day, I hear another heat pump cranking up in the neighborhood. The temperatures are creeping into the 80’s during the peak heating hours of the day now. For many, this is the time to flip the thermostat from heating to cooling. My thermostat is still on HVAC heating although I think the heat pump came on a half dozen time this past winter. That’s pretty much par for the course. But the real work for the heat pump is still on the horizon and approaching fast. Soon, the heat pump will be cycling on and off through the day and night. Our summer is so hot that everyone relies on HVAC cooling. I do my best to wait as long as possible to flip the thermostat to cooling. This gives me a chance to get a bit more accustomed to the heat. But once the air conditioning comes on, it’s not just the cooling comfort that I’m after. The HVAC cooling process performs another very important role in our house. The humidity level is balanced by the HVAC cooling process. The heat pump works by moving the heat energy out of our house to be replaced by cooler air. Well, that means a great deal of moisture in the air is also exhausted out of the house. So we have an environment that helps mitigate mold and mildew growth.