It never occurred in my mind that there are people in our country have no need for air conditioning. That is, it never occured to me until I moved out west after university. I was offered a working position with a west coast based company, and before actually moving, I did some research on apartments in the area and I was able to sign a lease before I even packed my things! But then, when I arrived to my new home, I noticed a distinct lack of a thermostat anywhere. After some digging around, trying to understand the mistake, I called the rental office only to find out that air conditioning just isn’t much of a thing in the region because it rarely gets all that hot.It made sense to me, but life without a cooling system wasn’t something that I was expecting. While it was true that the weather was pretty peaceful there most of the time, there were still some of those nights when I yearned for the chance to turn on an air conditioning uni and get some cool air flowing at the touch of a thermostat… However, after so long, I had to adjust to living there, and when I was too hot or uncomfortable I would just open my windows or turn on my fans. I will readily admit that not running a Heating & Air Conditioning unit was absolutely good for my wallet, so that was something that I can’t really complain about in the change; if I ever relocate after this, I’m definitely going to have to get used to paying a higher power bill once more. I’m not sure which I would care for most at this point–the calm, no-extremes weather or having some actual control over the temperature in my home. I always thought air conditioning was the norm, though as I learned, in some places that just isn’t the case.