Friday, July 11, 2008


I stepped outside my door this morning at 4:30 to head out to the gym and was immediately overcome by an unfamiliar feeling... a cool breeze! Arriving home later on, I rushed around the house opening every window in sight and turning on all the fans. Fresh air that doesn't cost a dime! I need to get it in the house early, trap it in, and then at about 11am, lock it down - closing the windows and the blinds.

Of course, I'm now sitting in my office with the window open and I have to confess to being just a little chilly. I actually have goose-bumps on my arms. I'm not complaining, mind you, I can always put on a sweater.

I'm not normally this fanatical about saving $$ but our AC sucks, our double-paned windows are old, and our 2-story house is a bitch to cool. Since this is my first real summer in this house, I'm trying to decrease the eye-crossing shock of opening my electricity bill this month. Wish me luck.


Urban Koda said...

Good Luck!! I was pleasantly surprized by mine yesterday, but the trade off is that all my kids hear from me these days is.. "SHUT THE DOOR!!!!"

TravelVixen said...

Koda - but you live in Utah. Right now you're about 10-15 degrees cooler than us during the day and about the same at night. I'm thinking our bills might be a tad different.

Urban Koda said...

I guess it depends on which part of Utah you're looking at... We've been averaging mid to upper 90's during the day. But to be fair, we don't have the humidity affecting us, which probably makes a significant difference.

It's out first summer in this house as well, and the last home owner insinuated that the power bill would up above $300. It wasn't fortunately!!

TravelVixen said...

Yeah, I looked at your weather. Mid to upper 90s is still 10-15 degrees cooler than here! No humidity here either.. just smoke.

Related Posts with Thumbnails