When it comes to home shopping, I aim to find the best prices available on the market. I’ve found that sites outside of the city are a little more affordable than living in the city. When I consider heating in an apartment, I think about the “no free dinner” idea from school. I truthfully do not believe there are several landlords giving tenants free heat out of the goodness of their hearts and that is just the plain truth. With that being said, I am uncertain as to whether the better option when it comes to finding an apartment is one that has the heating included or not. To me, “free heat” just seems like some sort of advertising tool to get the renter hooked & onboard with the scam. I have to admit that most of the time, I am this kind of renter. Wintertime is severely strenuous where I’m located & it can be a drag when it comes time to receive your energy bill. I figured that if rent were free, maybe it meant I could use more of it & escape paying any high heat bills at all? But I read several opposing views online regarding this issue. I found that there’s an option where rent was already adjusted beforehand with the cost of heating being entirely included in the rent & people were entirely being upsold. I am sure–from past apartment experiences–that I’ve fallen for this. I suppose there’s no real way to tell whether a landlord is being truthful about free heating or if rent is pre-adjusted. This is a dilemma as I search for my next place & I’m certain that I cannot be without a good HVAC unit…but I also don’t want to be tricked by the allure of the “heat included” scam.