Trying to keep our home around 70 degrees

I have never been so excited to move out of my parents house and return to college.

At first it was because I hated having to be stuck in a house where I couldn’t do what I wanted and had to get use to having a curfew again.

After a week into summer though I realized that my school had actually kept their HVAC system at a much lower level than my mother which meant that I had to readjust to a hotter climate even while being indoors. Now it isn’t like my mother kept the house at a high temperature, but she refused to have the system go any lower because she said it made the electric go up a hefty sum in our monthly payments. My school system kept the dorm rooms and the classrooms at about 70 degrees. This was partially because many of the school buildings were historic and close to 100 years older. With such old buildings the air conditioning systems and ducts were possibly so old that they tended to have holes and broke down easily. To make sure none of the students were sweaty or hot they made sure to keep the buildings as cold as possible and even put window units in each classroom so that if the system as a whole broke down the classes could still be comfortable. Some of the students began to think that a good portion of our tuition fees went to paying for the air conditioning while the other students swore it had to go to the water bills because our sprinklers were constantly on and watering some section of the grounds throughout the day sometimes even twice a day.

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