I told a Lie….

Ooooops…. ya know, it’s been as hot as being back in Las Cruces, New Mexico during the monsoon season… and I owned a couple houses in that town for 8 years… so spent a few summers baking…..

On Hawaii, the big island, in HPP where I live… I am only about a mile from the ocean… can walk out my door and listen to the waves crashing on the cliffs and sorry the name of the cliffs, escape me…

And I can walk out my driveway to the road and see the ocean…. so we don’t live that far from water, the sound, the smell, the salt…

But when we lose our trade winds, and we have hot, wet, sticky, humid weather…. 88 degrees…. all of a sudden feels like 91+……

When the eruption last year happened, we are only a couple miles away from the lava flow and you could feel the heat, smell the gas and see the smoke and haze in the air… so we ordered what is called a Fujitsu split AC system… no duct work, just a unit outside and a fan unit up on the wall…

Well when we bought it, I told the kid, I wanted to be able to use it for the whole house, so he upped the unit inside, we are only 1020 sq ft…. Well, I have done everything but the right thing since the unit was installed and because I hadn’t done the right thing… when we were up for sale… I lied… by mistake….

I said the unit wouldn’t cool the whole house and that it wouldn’t freeze you out at night….

I WAS WRONG……..

The damn thing is freezing me out right now at 2 in the afternoon….

That was the one question asked when we had the house up for sale… about the AC and electric bill and by not doing what I should have when we bought it… ask or google info about what we bought… and use it properly… I told buyers the wrong information……

We have been hitting the low 90’s here on Hawaii and we haven’t opened our house up for a couple of days…. and the house feels awesome….

Our last electric bill only went up $10…. so I think I finally figured out how to use this split system and it was most definitely worth the $6,000 to have it installed… it has paid for it’s self the last 2 summers…. buyers will appreciate it, with global warming happening….

So, truth be told… the AC system will freeze you out of this little house… Electricity is not cheap on Hawaii… but you can’t put a price on comfort, definite selling point next year…….

I Remember… Margie…