In the last few years I have really buckled down on leading a more healthy life. I gave up all of my bad eating habits, including my once daily alfredo pasta dinners, followed by my ritual of seven of my favorite milk stout beers. But beyond dieting, I am also doing a new exercise routine. I go for a 5 mile bike ride every morning to get my coffee. Then, after work, I hop on my recumbent cardio bike for a half hour. This is followed by three sets of 30 pushups. It is a lot of work, considering that I never used to exercise at all, but it’s already paying off. However, if it were not for the excellent HVAC system my husband’s parents bought for us recently. Back when we first moved in, the climate control was the least up to date aspect of the home. We intended to replace it, but our heating and cooling equipment fund was depleted by surprise roof repairs. Once christmas came, our HVAC system was graciously upgraded by my in-laws. They said that they felt that an air conditioner and furnace were the perfect present. Usually they say they struggle to find something practical but climate control components are certainly something we need and will get use out of. HVAC maintenance and tune ups for five years were also included in the package, so that is a climate control expense we won’t have to worry about. There is nothing like having a reliable air conditioner and furnace in the house! Peace of mind is certainly priceless.