Hyper-miling with my HVAC unit

That way all the cooling is channeled right there with me

I used to have to drive 3 hours a day, 4 days a week. I got into something called hyper-miling… Basically it means using every last trick in the book to get the most mileage out of every gallon of gas that you put in. If your car gets 20 miles to the gallon, then you try to get 26. In my case, I was able to almost double the mileage my car was supposed to get, although it took a whole lot of effort on my part. Ever since the lockdown started, I’m not driving at all. And though I don’t miss it, I do miss hyper-miling, for some reason. Now, I have turned that focus to my Heating plus Air Conditioning system. It is pretty hot this time of year. It’s actually deadly hot, and since I’m home all the time I run my A/C a whole lot more than I ever have run it before. Now I am doing a Heating and Air Conditioning version of hyper-miling because I’m trying to get every last bit of cooling I can for the very least amount of money. First, I close my blinds and I put curtains over the top of the blinds to trap all of the cooling inside. The heat transfer through windows is crucial, since the windows don’t have the insulation of the wall and the ceiling. Heat transfer is also the biggest enemy of cooling. Then I go and hole up in my room and I close off the air vents to the rest of the house. That way all the cooling is channeled right there with me. This does work well for short bursts, even though I am told that doing it for a long time can be bad for your Heating and Air Conditioning system after a while.

 

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