I used to think that summer was my favorite season of the entire year.
- I think this was in large part due to my attitudes as a kid.
This was the time of the year when we were out of school, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the outdoors. I loved going to the beach, even if it meant 95 degree weather and skin blistering sunshine. But as I got older, my enjoyment for this season started to run out. I don’t like sweating like an animal and getting sun burnt while walking through a parking lot for 15 minutes. The summer season is simply too hot for my liking. Maybe I’d enjoy the season more if I had a swimming pool, but until then it’s not for me. Part of my frustration comes from the energy costs associated with constant indoor climate control. Unless you want to be miserable in your house, you pretty much have to use an air conditioner daily. Even after getting a newer and more energy efficient HVAC system, my electricity bills from May until September every year are absolutely crazy. But during spring, they couldn’t be better. That’s why I like the spring season the most now. The sun is shining everyday with temperatures outside in the low to mid 70s. It gets so moderate outside that you can open your windows and turn on a few fans instead of using an air conditioner. Since I’m not cooling or heating my house at this time, the spring season is the easiest time of the year on my electricity bill. I wish I could get 12 months of weather like this.