Since the weather is cool enough to require a jacket most days, and my roommates and I are considering turning the heat on in our apartment soon, it's safe to say that we don't need to air condition our apartment anymore. In fact, we haven't had a single hot day since I took my window air conditioner out and properly stowed it for the winter.
While I usually lament the end of the summer, and the return to sweater and boot weather, the other day I got a pleasant surprise when I opened my mail. This month was the first one when we had not used our window air conditioners at all, and I noticed a considerable drop in our energy costs for the month.
While I love the cool comfort that my air conditioner brings me, and wouldn't trade it for anything, the one silver lining of the coming winter is that I won't have to pay the heightened electric bills of the warm weather season anymore.
Since we have some energy efficient options, like thermal curtains to keep cold air out from our windows and have been trying to avoid heating our house too much, my roommates and I are anticipating having a little bit of extra cash to spend this winter.
I can't wait to make warm soup and cozy up now that the cold weather is here. And the fact that I don't have to pay summer electricity bills makes it that much sweeter. Of course, at the end of a long and taxing winter like Boston usually brings, I'm sure I'll be more than happy to enjoy the hot weather once again.