It’s hard to believe sometimes how far HVAC technology has come.
I hear the stories from my dad about how they once got through the summers of his youth. It doesn’t sound like such a great time to me. We live in a region where the cooling side of the HVAC is the most important aspect of a heating & cooling unit. While we do indeed get to use the heat during our mild winter, it is the cooling that dominates the HVAC work load. My dad tells tales of having to just be still during the day when it was really hot outside. They had an evaporative cooler and some fans. That was it for any sort of HVAC cooling. He remembers having to get all the stuff he wanted to do done prior to lunch or after 6pm. The middle of the day was just so scorching hot that the only thing he was looking for was shade and a fan. That story makes my current circumstance even that much more amazing. I just had the HVAC people augment our existing heating & cooling system to a zone control unit. That means there are now 6 different HVAC zones inside the house. This also means no more disagreements or uneasy compromises where the HVAC setting is concerned. I really like it a bit cooler when I get home from work. Relaxing in a cool setting is so good after sweating through work all day. Having the zone control means that I can keep the area where my study is much cooler than the rest of the house.