I'm at a loss here!
I live in Tennessee and in the summer it regularly tops 100 degrees!
I am "sensitive medical needs" And do NOT do well in heat... or anything above 70 really.
We live in BIL's house... and he's fixing it up (And so are we) as we go.
To put it bluntly the insulation SUCKS. I'm not even sure there is any.
When i sit on the toilet in our second bathroom i can wind blow on my feet. M loo st of the Windows (double pane) don't lock, none of the screens are properly sized and in one window even when its "shut" the curtains still blow around on a windy day!
The electric bill to keep the house at 62 degrees in February (which was pretty mild) was 300 $.
I'd guess this house is no more than 1000sq ft.
In contrast I lived down the road before in. 2900sq ft house.. keeping the temp at 75 cost about the same.
The attic has ZERO Insulation.
The house is getting "weatherized" soon. We don't know what will be done or when ( should be in the next month or so) And well, its 80 now.
Its not forecast to go above 80 for a few weeks... but I'm debating.
We have central air which obviously would cost a fortune to run.
SO and i are home all day ( he goes to school 1x a week and is on unemployment) And I'm disabled.
Do I buy two window a/c units NOW off craigslist or something And put ond in our main two rooms, And resell when/if the house is more energy efficient. .. or do I wait and buy them when I can't take the heat anymore?
Should i run the central air instead of the cost of the initial outlay?
.oh... and we turned OFF the central heat in march. Just got our first bill. We used a space heater-- 86.71 $
(Sorry it got so long! )