I live in an area with long winter seasons.
We often have snow on the ground at Easter and are still running the furnace on Mother’s Day.
The spring season is typically rainy and chilly. We wait a long time for the weather to warm up enough to step outside without wearing a coat. I look forward to shutting down the furnace and lowering the monthly energy bills. I get excited when I can finally open the windows and air out the house. The last thing I want to do is shut those windows tight and start up a central air conditioner. While it does get rather hot and humid at times, I’m fine with running box fans. If the heat gets to be too much, I have a portable air conditioner I can put in my bedroom window. I prefer not to use it. I like feeling the fresh air and hearing the crickets. I hate going anywhere during the summer because of the commercial air conditioning systems. It aggravates me that I need to remember to bring a coat along. When it’s 85 degrees outside, I’ll shiver the whole time I get groceries. I usually race up and down the aisles, trying to get out of there as quickly as possible. Everywhere I go, it’s the same. The thermostat is set so low that it’s downright uncomfortable. Whether I go out to dinner, schedule a dentist appointment or shop for shoes, I know that the air conditioner will make it an unpleasant experience. I’m sure it costs a fortune in energy bills. I can’t imagine why every business feels the need to freeze their customers.