My family is full of money savers. The concept of saving money was ingrained in us all for several generations. Growing up, we kids heard about budgeting- what it is, how to do it, that it was mandatory- for years. Even now as an adult out on my own, I still budget. I still make sure to save a chunk of every paycheck and put it into savings. I make sure to budget where all the rest of my money is going- such as rent, utilities, food, etc. One of the big things that was harped on was energy costs. My parents had a thing against the air conditioner. It was never on. That is probably the reason it has lasted as long as it is- it is well over thirty years old and never gave us much in the way of trouble. It was ok, until sleeping time. Now, I have always been a warm person temperature person. This becomes a difficulty at night because if I’m too warm, I cannot sleep. This was even more of a problem in those dog days of summer when temperature are just soaring. My parents were fine- my dad went to sleep every night no matter what time of year it was in sweatpants and a long sleeve shirt. Me- I would just lay on my bed and slowly roast to death. Thankfully, the house had fans. Mine had been broken a long time and finally one weekend my dad fixed it. I would turn it on every night and feel the cool air begin to blow around my room. I would watch the blades turn around on particularly warm nights. That fan made everything better.