Working through the issues

I was sitting in my office the other day with goose bumps and with hands so cold I could hardly type. I didn’t want to say anything to my coworker because I don’t like to complain. Finally, though, he asked me if I was cold. Yes! He went and switched the thermostat from the cold side to the heater side. We are at the time of year where it is cold at night and early in the morning, but by noon we need the a/c again. It’s annoying, really, and it certainly is not advisable to be switching the central air conditioner back and forth from heater to air conditioner. I would never do that with my home thermostat, but in the office, I am willing to do whatever it takes to have good indoor air quality and good temperatures. My office thermostat is one of those really old fashioned one’s, too. It is not a digital thermostat or a smart thermostat. I can never really tell what the thermostat setting actually is. It’s just impossible to tell with those older models, but I guess in the long run it doesn’t really matter. All that really matters is whether we need the a/c or the heater. For the vast majority of the year, here in the south, we need the a/c. But today, right now, the outdoor thermostat is reading 39 degrees! That’s cold! I have the heater on at home, but I keep the thermostat set low to save money and to avoid getting dry itchy skin from the forced air heating.