After school, I was struggling with a tremendous amount of debt. I was paying extremely high student loans, a automobile payment and insurance. My first job did not pay easily much, and I was forced to rent in extravagant and horrible apartments. Most of these places were small, rundown and extremely uncomfortable. There was no insulation in the walls, the windows leaked air, and the Heating & Air Conditioning systems were a joke. I officially went without air conditioner in the summer, and simply got by with opening the windows and running box fans. In the winter, I set the thermostat as low as possible, put plastic over the windows, and bundled up in many layers. Although the heating systems barely put out any sizzling air whatsoever, our utility bills were still more than I could afford. Now that I have finally paid off our loans and am making fine currency, I have moved into a much better apartment. My new beach house is entirely temperature controlled. Although I have a tremendous view from easily large windows, the windows do not open. I have a central heating and cooling idea that provides year round temperature control. There are many separate thermostats in the beach house that allow myself and others to set independent uneven temperatures in the living area and dining rooms. Unfortunately, the building manager decides when to switch from heating to cooling. This past year, Spring arrived easily early and the outside temperature climbed up into the low eighties. With the big windows allowing the sunlight to pound into our apartment, it abruptly became overheated and stuffy. Since the building had yet to switch over to air conditioner, I only had access to heating. I ended up propping the door to our beach house open with a broom, hoping to let in some cool air from the hallway.