Down here in the south, we would never dream of being without our air conditioning. In our neck of the woods most people have simple central air conditioning systems in their homes. CEntral air conditioning systems include both heating and cooling, but it is the cooling system that gets used for the majority of the year. I typically run the air conditioner from around April or May through September or October. Right now it is October, and there is no way it is cool enough to turn of the a/c. But when the thermostat does go low enough, I will surely be flipping that switch on that central air conditioning system over to the “off” side. In fall, my electric bill drops quite a bit. But actually, the least expensive time of year to pay for electricity is during the spring. The springtime is so perfect that we don’t need air conditioning or ceiling fans or heaters. Our energy consumption is reduced significantly, and that is reflected in our power bill from the city. I love springtime because I can turn off the a/c and open the windows and hear the birds and smell the wildflowers. We are very blessed to live in a time when we have the ability to have air conditioning and heaters to help us stay cool in summer and warm in winter, but it is also quite nice to enjoy the fresh air instead of the air conditioning or furnace. I think just about everyone likes spring and fall as their favorite seasons.