Every year around this time my household gets a little bonkers.
Everyone starts getting into the holiday spirit which can quickly fly off the rails.
When people start getting enthusiastic about the holidays my household starts to get chaotic and expensive. It doesn’t help that my family is dead set on using as many string lights as they can get their hands on to light up the entire neighborhood with a brilliant display wrapped around our household. As you can imagine, it gets rather expensive to keep all of these lights on each year. That’s why I start saving up for our Christmas light fund before the winter season is even in sight. In fact, this summer I was actively cutting down on our energy expenses by modifying the central heating, cooling, and air quality control system settings in the name of our eventual Christmas celebration. I realized that we spend a lot of cash in the summer using our large air conditioning equipment. It’s not easy to keep an entire household adequately chilled when the outdoor climate is so hot and humid. We wind up spending a lot on our energy bills because of the air conditioning unit that is responsible for maintaining a standard of high quality indoor air. This summer, I started augmenting the thermostat settings little by little so that we utilized the air conditioning system less. Each day I would bump up the air temperature settings by a few degrees so that the family wouldn’t notice a large change in the indoor air quality. By the end of the season, we had saved enough money on our energy bill to justify this huge Christmas lights display.