As you may know, I like to keep the electric bill as low as possible, for as long as possible. I will not turn on the AC or the heat for that matter. My goal is December 1st for the heat and June 1st for the AC. This goal works well when we can shut the heat down on the 1st of March. I save bundles of money, which is a good thing because I will need that cash to stuff in my matress to keep me warm.
So, during the in-between times, your cool air is coming from a fan. For ultimate cooling, I set the fan in the window at night. Last night was one such night. It was a nice night, light winds and little humidity. It was the kind of night where we had all the windows open. Little did I know…
And then it hit me. In the middle of the night. The wind was so cold that my nipples were piercing my sheets. My wife actually asked me to stop scraping her with my nails. I assured her that those weren’t my nails.
Some would say that it was as cold as a well-digger’s knee! Alas, I tell you that I was cold enough that I could not make it to the fan without significant shrinkage. Nobody likes shrinkage, it’s like a frightened turtle.
When you suspect that the temps will be lower than 60 degrees overnight, turn that fan away from you! If you want to, you can even take the fan out of the window all together. I know it sounds crazy, but you can just sit that fan on the floor. Then you can worry about cooling the house down in the morning after you get out of bed and get dressed. This will be far less painful for your nipples or your turtles.
Take care and remember, you don’t have to do what I do, just do what I say.