Growing up in cold climate, freezing nights came as often as the sunrise . Having to bundle up with two or three blankets, and burrowing between pillows was a way of life. I distinctly remember having to wear at least 2 winter coats to bed, to keep from shivering from the frigid temperature of the night. It almost seemed as if someone deliberately sucked all of the warm from the Earth. I’d wake up and dread having to place my feet on the floor. Although carpeted, the cold temperature made it nearly unbearable to stand to long in one spot, even with layers of socks. Living in apartments in the 90s, heating systems were once called radiators. A thick, elongated, coil-like contraption that could burn you if you stood too close. As ridiculous as that may sound, that one radiator could heat up the entire 3-bedroom apartment by just sitting in the corner of the family room. During the night, temperatures could drop into the negatives, and you’d never know because the heater would radiate immense heat so well. I don’t think I could be more grateful to have had such a reliable heating system. However, once technology started to advance even more, having a brand new heating system installed, radiators quickly became a thing of the past. You’d think changing something that has done so well would be absurd, but even though the wheel was never reinvented, it was revamped for the better. Now that heating and cooling systems are one-in-the-same, convenience continues to soar throughout homes and apartments alike. Gone are the days of switching off the radiator, and opening a window or door to cool the house quicker. Should I need to heat the house, I don’t have to worry about third degree burns if I accidentally bump into a blazing radiator.