It doesn’t get cold here in Texas like it used to get back where I moved from way up north. However, after about 20 years of living down here, I get cold in the winter. I want to turn on the furnace as soon as the temperatures drop below 70. I sleep under a comforter in the summertime when my wife wants the air conditioner blasting and the fan on. Our heating and cooling disparity had me looking at TXU energy rates to save some money on our energy bills.
We run a heat pump a lot when the weather is mildly cool. It is just the air conditioner working in reverse. The electric heat pump gets the electric meter spinning pretty good, but it does not use as much energy as the furnace does. I like those hot July and August days, but my wife wants the AC running on high. Continue reading “At Our House We Do the Battle of the Temperature”