When my girl first moved in with me, I didn’t quite know what to expect.
All that really mattered was that we cared about each other and I wanted to see how things would work out if we made this step.
Well, it became clear pretty fast that we had to establish some sort of ground rules. The biggest issue I had was that she was constantly adjusting the temperature control settings. When she was cranking the A/C a lot, I asked what she was doing, and she said it was too hot. I had to explain that she needed to use the ceiling fans and save money on the temperature control settings by not cranking the HVAC system so much. She just laughed and said she would help pay the energy bills. I don’t think she realized how high the bills could go by cranking the A/C system so much. It was an old HVAC system and it wasn’t the most energy efficient. She was telling how she would crank the A/C in her apartment all the time. Well, her apartment wasn’t exactly big like my house and of course her energy bills would be cheaper, especially if she had a more energy efficient cooling system in her apartment. She said something about having a ductless mini split system, and that explained everything. Ductless mini splits are extremely energy efficient, but I can’t afford to have my HVAC system upgraded just yet. I tried to get my girl to take it easy with the air conditioning, but she didn’t listen. When she saw the first energy bill after living with me for a month, she was in shock. She asked if my electric bills were always that high and I told her not until she moved in.