We have the cutest little furry dog named Henry.
We’ve had him for a few years now, but he’s still basically just a puppy.
And as it is with most puppies, Henry really likes to run in and out of the house. He never seems to realize that whenever he goes in or out of the house, he’s letting the heating or the air conditioning out into the great outdoors! I guess most dogs wouldn’t realize that, though! I’ve looked up energy savings tips online, but none of them are really helpful in my situation. It’s gotten to the point where every time I open the kitchen door, I can almost see dollar signs floating out into the neighborhood. I know that I could turn off our thermostat system and just leave the doors and windows open and that would solve the dog problem. Unfortunately for me, that’s not really an option since I have terrible seasonal allergies. Leaving the windows open all day would just invite the pollen inside and then the indoor air quality would be terrible. So I’m in quite the predicament. Either pay extra high heating and cooling bills thanks to Henry and his bad habits, or sneeze my head off all night with the HVAC unit switched off. I just don’t know what to do. I’m thinking of investing in one of those high efficiency furnaces and A/C systems to see if that will help curb the rising energy costs. Either that or I’m going to build Henry his own run in the backyard where he can just go out and stay out.