It is very easy to take something for granted when you have never known life without whatever it is that you are thinking about.
- For instance, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about my furnace or my air conditioner.
I don’t even take a lot of time to think about the thermostat that controls my HVAC units. I have a thermostat that I can program to turn on my HVAC units at the right time, and I almost never have to look at it or adjust it. The only time that I adjust my thermostat is when I plan something that isn’t normal or when the HVAC units stop working. The other day, I was thinking that it is so nice to have HVAC units that have thermostats. Can you imagine living during a time when you didn’t have a furnace? The only way that you could heat your house is by burning wood for heat. With a fireplace, you don’t even have things to control the oxygen flow of your heating system. You really only had two settings on those old heating systems: hot or off. Now, we have furnaces with thermostats on them. These furnaces turn on when the temperature drops below our favorite temperature and the furnace will turn off when the temperature gets too warm. I never have to worry about turning my furnace off, and I don’t have to worry about it getting too hot. I take my furnace granted a lot, but I am thankful that we have thermostats to help us control our heat.