Appreciating my heating and cooling system

My job requires a great deal of travel. I spend almost as much time on the road as I do at home. While I enjoy visiting new places and fresh experiences, there are some downsides to traveling. I waste hours sitting in airport terminals, standing in lines and sitting in conferences and meetings. When I initially started my job, I suffered frequent headaches, muscle aches, stomach upset and congestion. The constant temperature fluctuations, contaminated air quality, stress and sedentary lifestyle were a problem. I’ve found that the majority of airports are overheated and not properly ventilated. Airplanes tend to be chilly and stuffy. Hotel rooms rarely provide effective temperature control. I’ve gotten very good about layering my clothing so that I can keep warm or cool down. I am conscientious about drinking plenty of water, sticking to a regular sleep schedule and exercising every morning. I make sure to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and avoid fast food, processed food and alcohol. I am always relieved to arrive home. I prefer my own bed, sheets and pillows. I appreciate the water pressure of my shower and the convenience of my coffeemaker. I am delighted to have a smart thermostat that allows me to adjust temperature so that I always step inside to the ideal temperature. The thermostat also reminds me to change filters and schedule maintenance for the air conditioner and furnace. I get alerts if there is a power outage, temperature swing or any interruption of operation. I have invested a great deal of money into the amenities of my home. I purchased a top-of-the-line furnace, air conditioner, air purifier, water heater and appliances. It is such a pleasure when I get to spend time at home and enjoy them.


Heating and air conditioning system