The utility companies are very aggravating. I am not happy with my monthly energy bills. I admit that I sometimes forget to pay on time. Not only are the bills already excessive, but the added late fees make them even more of a burden. Currently, I can’t do anything about the overpriced energy bills. I just have to live with it until I can afford to make some changes to the HVAC system installed in our house. I realize I won’t be able to do that for quite awhile. In the meantime, I hate wasting money on these excessive energy bills and not getting a whole lot in return. I am looking forward to one day having an up-to-date HVAC system installed. At some point I’ll definitely want to go through the hassle of tearing the walls in the house condo down to the bare studs. That will give me access to the electrical wires, plumbing, and duct system. This will be the perfect opportunity to also update the heating and cooling equipment. It’s a project that I need to attack in the near future, but I’m concerned about the cost. I am on a tight budget, and I need to adhere to a rigid plan for my expenses. It’s important to me to have a decent amount of savings in the bank. A renovation project is going to be a huge project and major expense. At the same time, once it’s finished, the house will be far more attractive and comfortable. Plus, it will be much more energy efficient and air tight. I won’t be stuck paying such outrageous energy bills!