Back in college, I actually had my own little apartment.
- Even though the place was rundown and shabby, I was still proud of it.
It was my first place and my first time living on my own. I was happy because I didn’t have any roommates to deal with. I saw how my older brothers fared when it came to dealing with roommates and I wanted no part of any situation like that. Being on my own, I was able to adjust the temperature control settings however I wanted and I was able to focus on my studies. It also helped me to change into a better person and I was able to discover what I was really all about with all that alone time. I absolutely loved to crank up the air conditioner, especially when I was studying. The thing is, the window A/C unit I used in my apartment was not very energy efficient. I swear my energy bills were outrageous during the warm seasons and it was always a time that I would dread. I didn’t care though, I still cranked the A/C because I wanted to be comfortable, even though I had to pay the price. Eventually, I ended up getting a nice career with a really nice home. The best part about my home now is that the HVAC is highly energy efficient. It’s a ductless mini split with multiple zones. This means I can have customized temperature control settings in different rooms, and I save big energy by not having to focus on heating and cooling the entire house.