"Don’t like the weather? Wait 15 minutes” This popular saying is touted by people from many different regions of the country, but it is perhaps most apt in Myrtle Beach during the summer when clear, sunny skies can give way to dark thunderclouds at a moment's notice for a short downpour before the sun shows its face again.
However, winter 2016-2017 along the Grand Strand has been a tough nut to crack. Record highs around the United States had Myrtle Beach locals and visitors on the beaches in t-shirts and shorts. Visiting Huntington Beach State Park after Christmas I even witnessed some children playing in the water, although I’m fairly certain they were French Canadians on vacation.
The good news is that because of this mild winter your heat has likely not been running and your power bill is likely down as a result. But yo-yoing temperatures are on the horizon. The first week of 2017 along the Grand Strand has temperature highs bouncing between the 70s and 30s, which is frustrating when deciding what to wear in the morning. It’s also a challenge deciding how to best set your home’s thermostat for comfort and cost-savings.
Here are some tips for keeping your home comfortable when South Carolina weather is fluctuating between extremes:
Will we see snow on the Grand Strand this year? Only time will tell. In the meantime, don’t let our fluctuating weather pattern cost you or your HVAC system more than it has to. If your HVAC system needs some TLC, Cooper Mechanical Services is on hand to make sure you aren’t left in the cold.