We’ve really had a great winter here on Sanibel – only one night of freezing temps so far and we have just officially kicked off February! I’m willing to bet that most of you have seen significant reductions in your heating or air conditioning bills since the weather has been so mild. And of course, I kept prepping all these heating related articles for my column, only to have my efforts thwarted by this great weather. I can’t complain of course, I don’t mind saving some money on my energy bill. Most of the past few days and nights have been perfect for opening up windows and letting some of that stale and recycled air out of our homes. So, take advantage, the forecasts continue to look great with days in the lower 80’s and nights in the mid 50’s. I definitely don’t mind the warmer days, because as you probably already guessed, that’s what keeps me in business.
And since I’m in the business of cooling, a really cool thing to happen to us was a huge nod from Arthur Frommer himself who named Sanibel Island number one among his favorite places to visit in the world. It was nice to see us beat both Paris and Bali on his list. As a resident and business owner I couldn’t be prouder of our island. I know how much we who live and work here appreciate our community and want it to continue to thrive. Receiving this great recognition only confirms what hard work and dedication can really mean.
As always, thanks for reading,
Bryan Hayes, along with his brother Todd, is a co-owner of a Sanibel Air Conditioning company on Sanibel, FL. They also own and operate an island-based electrical service company Sanctuary Island Electric, Inc. Bryan can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com