No one in this house ever listens to me.
I mean, I know that I’m not the big, strong manly member of the family who dictates all of our plans, but I do have worthwhile advice to offer from time to time.
Will anyone ever pay attention to my educational efforts? Of course not. They only want to keep living the same way they always have. Even if it’s inefficient, dirty, and impossible to please everyone that way. Yeah, I’m complaining about indoor air handling devices and family drama over the heating, cooling, and air quality control equipment at our home. What else is new. Since I was a little kid, I swear that no one in this family cares about what I have to say about the indoor air temperature or air quality. Mom and dad control the heating, cooling, and air quality control settings and you’d better not complain about how the air temperature agrees with your own personal temperature needs. They never want to invest in our indoor air quality, and therefore, we wind up messing with the central heating and cooling system settings very often on the temperature control device. My parents continually fiddle with the temperature to keep up with the outdoor climate changes, and our energy inefficient AC unit and boiler system do not deal with all the demands very well. This is why we’ve only had traditional heating, cooling, and ventilation systems that require a ton of professional repair appointments every time our indoor air temperature control equipment stops functioning properly. For years, I’ve been telling my family about heat pumps as a way to reduce our thermostat reliance and energy bills each month, but no one ever listens. Last week my dad discovered the existence of heat pumps, and all of a sudden… we’re having a new heat pump installed next month.