I lived in an area where you didn’t need HVAC.

When I was growing up, I didn’t know what HVAC was.

  • We lived on an island where there was a constant breeze coming off the ocean.

The temperature seldom went below seventy-two, and the daytime temperature held steady in the low eighties. When there was a storm, the humidity went up, but it didn’t last long. When I graduated high school, I went to the mainland to go to college. I loved the area I was in, but I couldn’t get used to the cold weather. They had HVAC units in every room, but getting used to using it was a difficult thing to do. I either had the thermostat so high that I couldn’t sleep, or it was so cool that I was shivering. When summer arrived, the heat and humidity was so intense that I wanted to cry uncle and go back home. I chose to stick it out and finish medical school. I hoped that I could go back home and do my internship at the hospital on my island. I really didn’t want to have to live on the mainland any longer than I had to. I didn’t like the climate of this area, and learning how to use a thermostat was harder to understand, learning how to do a heart transplant. If I had to stay here to do my internship in one of the mainland hospitals, I would need to learn more about HVAC systems and how to use them. You’d think that after six years, it would be easy now, but I had a roommate who was always the last one out of the house, and the first one in. He controlled the thermostat.

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