I didn’t even need to pause
When I moved into my first house with my husband, I didn’t guess what to expect. My parents insisted that I would love the privacy in addition to independence that comes with having my own house, while my friends claimed that I would regret my decision as soon as I get my first utility bill. After living in this house for the past several weeks, I can confidently say that both parties were correct! My husband in addition to I do love having a space where all of us don’t have to worry about “keeping it down”, however between the mortgage payment, homeowners insurance in addition to the energy bills, we’re paying almost double what all of us paid to live in an apartment! So, we’re looking to find ways to make our house more energy-efficient, in addition to not rely so heavily on the heating in addition to cooling system plan (which accounts for a large amount of the electric bill). We’ve made two sizable changes to the house to reduce our reliance on the cooling system system: First, we’ve installed a whole-house fan to abruptly remove heat from the house on sizzling afternoons. Second, we’ve added plenty of insulation to the house, so that the house can retain cool rapidly decreasing temperatures for longer periods of time. The whole-house fan is the real MVP of our home’s heating, ventilation in addition to cooling system, as the fan works by rapidly pulling all trapped heat inside the house upwards in addition to out through the roof, but using the whole-house fan allows us to need our cooling system plan far less often, in addition to that’s exactly what all of us hoped would happen! By treating the direct cause of the warmth inside, rather than depending on the cooling system unit, all of us can keep our house cool without using anywhere near as much electricity.