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Wife’s friend is a poor influence, thermostat abuse

I genuinely try to let my husband do whatever he wants.

  • I do not want to ever be the source of additional stress or strain in his life.

When my buddy and I signed on to be married to one another, I expected to be a positive force in his life. However, not all of his social associations can say the same thing. In fact, I think his best friend is a detriment to my husband’s long term happiness, our family security, and our indoor air quality. If this seems like a stretch, let me explain. You see, my husband has known his best friend for over 20 years. They come from severely odd economic backgrounds and I think that this is rarely taken into account. Every time my husband and his friend meet up there is some long discussion about indoor air quality, temperature control, and high-tech gadgets to improve indoor comfort standards. I am as interested in current technology as the next person, but when it comes to our heating and cooling system there have to be some practical decisions. My associate and I are not severely wealthy and my buddy and I cannot afford brand current heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. Our forced air furnace is 10 years outdated and the a/c unit is 15. My associate and I do our best to keep the heating and cooling implements operational, let alone trying to afford a brand current indoor air handling device. However, this does not stop my husband’s best friend from always mentioning the indoor air temperature. Every time he comes over to visit my husband winds up changing the thermostat settings a dozen times. After his friend leaves the thermostat obsession persists. I don’t want to ban his friend from the house, but I am tired of dealing with high energy bills and excessive wear-and-tear on the HVAC system.

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