When it rains, I tend to be at my happiest. I think it might have something to do with the the lack of sun actually. For as long as I can recall, my eyes have been very sensitive to sunlight. As a result, I usually get headaches on sunny days. This also means that I probably associate being indoors with not having headaches, so it kind of comes full circle on rainy days, as I need not make any excuses as to why I am staying home and inside. Also, I love the fresh veggies that come from my mom’s garden and those need the rain, so it’s a win win situation. Rainy days are also nice though because my HVAC system at home is second to none. When I bought this house I loved the huge windows, but climate control was a little trickier than in normal houses as a result. In the winter, I found that the furnace had to work extra hard to keep the temperature comfy. Likewise, in the summer, our air conditioner could hardly keep up. So I decided to shop around a bit and get opinions from some HVAC experts. A few of them recommended the same thing; upgrade to a more powerful heating and cooling system. With more power, the machines have to work less and that means the thermostat temperature settings are met and sustained with more ease. Ultimately, this decrease in climate control strain results in lower power bills. Granted, with these windows, heating and cooling will be expensive to a certain degree, no matter how you go about it.