My mother has been slowly buying us appliances over the past few years, replacing our older models with brand new. I didn’t understand the motives at first, because our outdated models worked just fine, and it seemed wasteful to get newer one’s. We eventually realized that there was a plan to her madness, as she was purchasing the most energy efficient models of every appliance for us, in order to save money on our energy bills in the long run. She wanted to make sure that we had devices which would last numerous years to come, and were energy star rated to operate for a fraction of the money required by older instruments. Looking around, we realized that we now had a brand new refrigerator, stove, washing machine, and microwave. The only item both of us hadn’t updated to be highly energy efficient was our outdated Heating and Cooling system. The heating and cooling devices had been installed for at least 15 years, and both of us didn’t doubt their inefficiency. In fact, the cooling system seemed to run always in order to augment the indoor air temperature, and the oil furnace barely even made a difference while I was in the coldest Wintertime afternoons. I suppose that our energy bills go through the roof every time both of us have dire weather, and this could be improved with a new system. I looked into multiple new Heating and Air Conditioning systems and found that they weren’t unreasonably extravagant, considering all the money they save in the long run. I’ve been setting aside money little by little, and I can’t wait to finally invest in our upgraded Heating and Cooling system.