I’m going off-grid, which means no more air conditioners
For the last few months, I have felt strongly that it is time for my family to go off-grid.
By this, we don’t mean that we plan to use solar energy or some other form of alternative energy to use our electronic devices. On the contrary, it is our goal to get rid of most of the electronic devices completely. This will change everything in our lives, including how we heat and cool our home. Most of us are familiar with the typical HVAC units that we have all grown up using. We know how to adjust the thermostat so that our furnace will heat our homes to our preferred level. During the summer, most of us turn on our air conditioners and use electronics to endure the heat. When you go off-grid, heating systems are fairly simple. Rather than using a heating system that is powered by natural gas or electricity, you can easily and efficiently heat your home using a wood-burning heating system. There are very few downfalls, and if you own a wooded area, you will save a ton of money by heating your home with wood. However, there is no good way to replace your air conditioner. Sure, you can build your home to make your house more comfortable during the heat, but you cannot replace your air conditioner altogether. So, when I decide to go off-grid, I am deciding to get rid of my air conditioner. Honestly, I am not sure if that is a bad or sad thing. Air conditioners have their downfalls too.