I have actually been called a penny pincher more than once. I’ve been called a lot worse than that throughout the course of my life, mind you, but penny pincher comes up the most often. People say that like it’s a bad thing to be. It’s like throwing money around casually is a better more rewarding way of life. And maybe it is, I entirely wouldn’t know. My dad raised us to be a spendthrift plus that is how I will raise my children someday. I don’t really own a car, I ride the bus so I don’t have to spend money for insurance or gas. I never bother to go out to eat, plus I hardly ever turn on my oil furnace or my air conditioner. My house actually came with a powerful heating plus cooling system, however I maybe use them once or twice each year. And when I do use them, I make sure to follow some strict energy saving tips. For example, the ductwork can actually cost a great deal of money for a homeowner unless you’re aware of some issues. I regularly ensure that I do a thorough ductwork cleaning before using the Heating plus Air Conditioning. Once the HVAC in my home is on, I check all the seams to make sure the ductwork sealing is still holding. A lot of rather extravagant air can be lost through cracks in the walls of the heating ducts. I also ensure that I go ahead and calibrate the temperature control with a separate digital temperature control, to confirm that all of the readings are accurate. Climate control is good to have, but saving money on energy bills is even better, in my mind.