Not only did I have the cooling comfort of air conditioning during the heat of summer, I could run it like more than half the day.
It has been my near constant pursuit over the past decade to live completely independent of society. While that sort of life is challenging in a lot of ways, done right it can be awesome. Living independent from society doesn’t mean that I’m some sort of hermit. In fact, I have a truck and I go to town and my friends come see me. I just don’t have to depend on anyone but myself for my needs. But I still have comforts like HVAC. With my solar grid, I produce all the electricity that I need. Fortunately, I live in an area where the winter is not too tough. I have a small wood stove that more than takes care of my heating needs. However, the summer can be quite a different matter entirely. The first year I moved out here, I got through it with a fan. But coming in from gardening or tending to the animals, I would long for some cool HVAC air. So, I did some research and was able to find a small ductless HVAC unit that would be compatible with my electric grid. This was amazing for me. Not only did I have the cooling comfort of air conditioning during the heat of summer, I could run it like more than half the day. That wouldn’t deplete the system and my house was really comfortable. Plus, I didn’t have to spend so much time beating back mold & mildew because the HVAC was balancing the humidity in my little house. Now, I look forward to finishing up my chores and getting inside to enjoy the comfort of HVAC even though I am off the public grid.