Building up a tolerance to the heat and using less air conditioning

A human being can get used to just about any conditions.

Me and my family were without air conditioner for a really long time.

We simply made use of fans or open windows and doors when there was a decent cross breeze to take advantage of. Dealing with the heat became a way of life. after having to cope without any form of central air conditioner, we were finally able to get the funds together to install an air conditioner recently. The first time that cool was once again coursing through the house, it felt amazing. We all felt so spoiled to have air conditioner once more. However, we had also built up a tolerance to the heat. That first night, I felt that my room was actually cold! I went to go check the thermostat and the temperature was only 74 degrees. That was strange to me, because I knew that there was a time in the past when I would turn the thermostat down at such a temperature, but now it was more than enough. Going without air conditioner for so long has kind of helped me and my family to set more conservative temperatures on the thermostat now that we are more comfortable with them. I guess that’s a good thing that came out of not being able to use air conditioner for so long! We can set the thermostat higher in the summertime and still be just as comfortable as when we used to set lower temperatures back when we were used to having an air conditioner to take advantage of. That is certainly be saving us money on our electric bills.