When I first graduated from college ten years ago, I was legitimately struggling for money. My work at the time didn’t pay much, and I was responsible for sizable student debt, a vehicle payment, and respective insurance costs. Because of this, I kept myself to a genuinely low and slender budget. I lived in a series of horrible little apartments for that reason, simply due to the low rent. These apartments were officially situated in dangerous regions of towns, but allowed myself and others to ride the bicycle to work. The accommodations were often genuinely seasoned and outdated in a bad way. The floors were unlevel, the roofs and walls leaked, the window never opened, and few of the matching appliances ran officially. I was always freezing in the Wintertime, and terribly overheated in the long summer season. Every time, the oil furnace was positively ancient in the place, and there rarely was an AC unit. I spent the majority of our budget on outrageous energy bills as the months passed, but I was genuinely careful with thermostat settings. The issue was, the oil furnace would not give a satisfactory amount of heat, so on top of running the machine I’d need to bundle up in blazers and fuzzy mittens. Plus, it would spew a tremendous amount of harmful dust and I was always getting sick with head colds. The heat usually odored strange, and I always worried about the possibility of fire, fumes, and combustion byproducts. If there was actually any speakable type of cooling system, it most often leaked water, usually odored musty, and ran continually separate from actually managing to effectively cool the house down. Looking back now, I can see that I genuinely spent so much on energy bills, I could have readily afforded a better living arrangement instead. As soon as I got a promotion and a raise at my old work, I started shopping for a better apartment in a better part of town. One of the our priorities was a modern heating and cooling system.