I have little respect for rich people who brag of being successful after being given a million-dollar “starter fund” from Dad and Mom or a loaded Uncle.
I do respect those who started with nothing and worked their way to success. My respect for those who are not rich but suddenly come into a financial windfall is based on how they handle it. I tell people that if I won the lottery, I would spend half of it on “wine, women, and song” and then would waste the balance of it. The other day, I was sitting in my beat-up recliner thinking about how I would spend the money if I were to win the lottery. Then, my old HVAC unit switched on and up until then, I never realized how loud it was. I began to daydream about my post-lottery mansion and how quiet it would be with HVAC that used VRF technology. VRF stands for “Variable Refrigerant Flow”. Instead of the singular air handler, it has multiple smaller ones that run at variable speeds, The system very accurately controls the use of refrigerant and because it runs at a lower capacity, it is quieter, unlike my AC unit that rudely awakens me from a peaceful nap. My dream mansion would have many rooms that might require different temperature settings and a VRF system can take heat energy from a warm room and move it into space where more warmth is needed and vice versa. VRF can reduce drafts and can be teamed up with smart home thermostat technology, a must in any mansion. And even though I won’t need to scrimp and save after my lottery win, my HVAC system with VRF will run efficiently making me even richer.