We never went without AC at the beach house

Owning a beach house seems luxurious and glamorous for many people.

And to be honest, it’s the best thing ever. We get to wake up to the sound of the ocean, and the birds in our trees. Plus, most evenings we get to watch the magical sunset that happens on the horizon. However, there’s another side to living so close to the water. We come face to face with this each year when it’s hurricane season. Though we aren’t always in the direct path of many hurricanes, we get the after effect. The rains, and water, and so much debris that washes up on our beach. With climate change, things seem to be getting worse, and we learned this the hard way this year. There were hurricane warnings all over the place, which was too close to home. This had my parents freaking out because this hadn’t happened before. Luckily, the freak weather happened away from our area, but it was strong enough to knock the power off. We never went without AC at the beach house for more than a day. However, it was 5 days before we had power back, and could use the AC to keep our home comfortable. This whole incident had my parents thinking about the future. Now dad is in the process of getting a generator to ensure we had electricity even when the power was out. Plus, he is looking into reinforcing the house just in case we had such bad weather next summer. A beach house without AC can be a literal nightmare given the heat and humidity we get in summer.

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