I really wish I had known about the remarkable technology that is HVAC zone control much sooner.
When me and my roommate were having problems with our heating and a/c temperatures, the only thing we could do was to try and negotiate with each other to find some common ground. It was easy to see that we clearly had very different temperature preferences, and that was the cause of most of our problems. Other than the temperature differences we got along like brothers. Our heating and cooling system worked perfectly, it was the people that were the problem. At one point my roommate had the heater set at 85 degrees, I couldn’t take the heat any more and so I turned off the heater and instead turned on the air conditioner to a nice 73 degrees. My roommate was upset with me for going behind his back and changing the temperature and an argument started. I had enough of all of this fighting over a ridiculous central air conditioning system, and so in the middle of the fight I stormed off. I had enough and I left. I didn’t know where I was going, but I knew I couldn’t stay there. I ended up staying at a friend’s house for the night. The following day my roommate called me and we both apologized and made up, we both agreed it was a stupid fight and he pitched the idea of buying a zone controlled HVAC system from one of the local heating and a/c providers. I agreed and the rest is history. Now we are both happy with our own temperatures.