I love going to the mailbox to retrieve the utility bill.
Of course, this is the only time of year that this is a pleasure.
I just love to sit and look at that bill because there aren’t so many numbers. We live in a part of the country where the winter is not much to worry about. In fact, the winter in our region is gorgeous. I love the fact that we get to enjoy lovely temperatures and wonderful weather. It makes dealing with the summer and all that heat and humidity worth it. Actually, we have 8 months of weather that is really pretty nice. The only really tough time is the four month stretch of summer. Right now, our heat pump is pretty much still. So there’s literally no heating costs at all. Maybe the heat pump comes on a half dozen times over the course of an entire winter. But honestly, the heat pump kicks on to knock the chill out of the house in the morning and then goes right back off. Of course, this won’t last but another month or two. By mid March, the temperature will rise enough that there will be demand for air conditioning. So once again, the heat pump will be humming right along. Thankfully, we have really good residential HVAC in our home. The HVAC unit is super efficient which comes in awfully handy because the heat pump runs night and day during the summer. I love the reprieve that we get during the winter as far as the heat pump is concerned. Yet I also know that it won’t be long before I walk out the door to hear a chorus of heat pumps throughout the neighborhood.