When I was younger, the heat never bothered me. All throughout middle school, high school and college, I played sports. I had full workouts on the hottest of summer season days and played baseball, football and ran track. I never was impacted by the heat and humidity. I grew up in an especially hot and humid area of the country. For me, cooling off simply meant drinking a bottle of gatorade and sitting in the shade for a few minutes. As I got older, however, I developed a thyroid problem. It came one quite unexpectedly, and suddenly my heat tolerance was no longer the same. It was like having an enormous gas furnace blasting on me with no guarantee of being able to ever shut it off. From that time on, I have been unable to get by without air conditioning. Air conditioning is a priority I’m forced to consider when I’m looking to rent an apartment. The amount of cool air flow has got to be plentiful in every room, particularly in the bedroom. I need constant cooling in the bedroom, or I can’t sleep. If I’m tired,I can’t work productively. I depend on my cooling system to keep me alert. While most renters are asking about the shower and closet space, I’m sounding like an HVAC professional. I as the rental agent about things like SEER ratings, maintenance plans, venting and dependability. Proper air conditioning is super important to me. It makes a difference to my comfort, health and everyday life. Plus, running the air conditioner all the time is a drain on my budget.