I wonder if people think about how much they rely on their heating and cooling systems. I know that I didn’t put much thought into this until I moved into an apartment where the A/C was pretty unreliable. Seriously, once a month I would have to call the landlord to see if he could call an HVAC technician to come out and repair it. It became a burden because I would always have to spend a day in the heat while I waited for the HVAC mechanic to get there and get the cooling system back to normal. Each time this would happen, I would have to turn on my ceiling fans so that they would run at the highest speed and open the windows to keep the air circulating. Still, on a hot day, it just didn’t even come close to feeling as comfortable as it would have if the air conditioner had been on. This was always a shock to my system because it made me think about how much I depend on an HVAC unit to stay comfortable. In the past, we have dealt with A/C outages in my office as well, and getting my work done in the heat was no simple feat. I was always so relieved when the air would start running again. I think people should try to put more thought into how they use appliances like this because we would all be moving a little bit more slowly if we didn’t have a way to stay cool during the summer. I know I would at least!