I’ve been finding it increasingly irritating lately that I can never get fully comfortable inside my own home. I room with two other girls, for convenience, and we get along fairly well, but we have our disputes. Maybe someone doesn’t remove their items from the washing machine when the cycles ends, or they don’t load the dishwasher, but these small things I can deal with. The biggest problem is that none of us can ever agree on a thermostat setting for our apartment’s temperature control. My ideal thermostat setting would be a constant 72, whether it’s for heating or air conditioning depending on the time of year, for the perfect temperature. However, one of my roommates seems incredibly sensitive to even the lowest of air conditioning settings, freezing with just the slightest of breezes from the vents. The other would like for us to live in an oven with constant heat, even in summer. It’s ridiculous! It’s reached the point where we all have our own personal devices to control the area immediately around us. Electric heaters and portable fans can be helpful, but the heaters cause me to have nosebleeds from the dry air and the fans only work to superficially circulate the air instead of cooling it. I wish there was a solution or compromise to our temperature control issues but, unfortunately, even if we could afford to buy a new zone control HVAC system we don’t own the property to do so. On the bright side, I’ll be moving out in a month for a job relocation so I’ll only have to deal with it a little longer. I’ll miss them both but I certainly won’t miss the bickering over the thermostat.