It is the time of the year when I need to spend all of my free time working on projects for school. It is the end of the semester, and I have a ton of homework, papers to write, studying and exams coming up. I have to use my time wisely and be as productive as possible. I can’t be distracted because I’m a little sweaty or a bit chilly. I don’t want to have an excuse to avoid my books. Rather than constantly adjusting the thermostat, I need a comfortable location in which to do my work. I am lucky to still live with my parents. I have access to a state-of-the art heating and cooling system, as well as zoned control. There are separate thermostats in each room of the house. Whether I am curled up on my bed, lounging on the couch or sitting at the kitchen table, I am able to personalize the temperature. At this time of year, the outside temperature is typically very cold and sometimes well below zero. I am so lucky to have a working gas furnace at my fingertips. Mom and dad’s house is always maintained at the ideal temperature. I do not think I would be able to handle my workload if I did not have heat in my house. I would too focused on feeling chilly. I am so grateful that my parents invested in such an effective heating system and I am able to enjoy it while I do my school work.