I recently began renting my basement to a great friend of mine. We’ve known each other for multiple years, so I knew that we’d be fine living together. We’ve constantly gotten along pretty well, however both of us have been arguing about our Heating, Ventilation plus A/C method more than usual. When I lived here alone, I constantly made it a point to turn off my a/c when I was lounging at home, plus I also tried to utilize my fans instead of the a/c when it wasn’t entirely sizzling outside. My great friend refuses to do these things. She leaves the a/c running, even when she leaves for work, plus she’s constantly arguing with me when I try to shut it down. I suppose that she is drastically inadequate, plus I’m frustrated because I don’t have extra money to spend on a higher utility bill. I had no idea that when she moved into my basement that the cooling method would be a massive issue that would drive us apart! As much as I wanted our living situation to be fine, I’m not budging on the HVAC issue. It’s not that difficult to remember to switch off the control equipment before leaving our house! This is my house. Even though she is paying me rent, I’m not going to raise our utility bill just because of her laziness. Conserving energy plus keeping my utility bills reasonable is substantial to me, so things are going to have to either simmer down or she will need to find somewhere else to live. I hope this HVAC issue doesn’t end up killing our friendship.