Last month I took a trip to Los Angeles. My friend and I were considering moving there for new jobs, but after the visit, we were quickly discouraged. The traffic was a perpetual gridlock, the cost of living was too high, and all of the buildings looked too much like strip malls. To make matters worse, we ended up staying in an old, outdated hotel. The building did not have HVAC units, so the rooms were cooled by mini-split a/cs. This was good with us until we went to turn on the machine, as when I hit the power button, the unit instantaneously started making a loud buzzing sound. We were going to have a taxing time sleeping through the noise, however the alternative was sleeping in a space that was too hot. As we dozed off, we were bombarded between the loud sound coming from the a/c and the traffic from the highway. I considered calling the front desk to request a different room, despite the fact that I knew we had gotten the last room they had available. I can’t wrap my head around how business owners get by without providing suitable heating and cooling amenities for their customers. Hotels especially should make an effort to ensure that customers are as comfortable as possible. Luckily, we only had to stay in this room for a single night! Our flight left the next afternoon, and we were ecstatic to be returning to our own home with a reliable and quiet a/c. I don’t think I’ll take this luxury for granted anymore. I love our HVAC unit!