It’s nice and cool in our basement

Sometimes it’s really difficult for me to travel. For starters, I’m an introvert and I get worn out when my schedule is jam packed with social activities that cannot be avoided. Secondly, I have extreme anxiety and I do not like to feel out of control of my environment. This makes it hard to go with the flow when undesirable outings are decided upon or plans are changed at the last minute. One of the hardest parts, however, is being completely out of control of the thermostat where we stay. When I’m a guest at someone’s house I absolutely refuse to comment on their indoor air conditions. I figure that they have the thermostat set to their ideal temperature preferences, and I have no right to complain about how they run their central heating and cooling units. If they want the indoor air to be 40 degrees, I will pile on layers and try to make due with the freezing indoor air. If they prefer to keep the thermostat set to 90 degrees all day long, I will sweat silently rather than asking for an HVAC modification. This makes things quite challenging for me at night when I have my own particular air temperature preferences. See, I cannot sleep if it isn’t nice and cool in my bedroom so I can cuddle up for the night. It’s too bad that not everyone agrees with this sentiment; I end up sweating through the sheets all night long as I toss and turn, feeling like my body is its own personal furnace.

temperature control unit 

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