I own and operate a small daycare business from classrooms in a nearby church building. Working with babies, toddlers and preschoolers has always been my passion, and I received my daycare certification through the community adult education program. Several hours each day, my assistants and I take the children outdoors to play. Naturally, the babies are walked in strollers to get fresh air. The enclosed play section is a child’s dream, with plenty of sand, swings, and other playground apparatuses. For at least half of the year, when the weather is warm, what we need when we return to the building is A/C. The hot children need to cool down before lunch and nap times. The other half of the year, we need to have reliable heat upon our return. Once snow arrives, the frolic of kids playing in the snow leads to wet mittens, boots, and snow clothes. Recently, the owners of the church researched a replacement for the aging heating and cooling unit, having raised and saved enough money for the undertaking. After many HVAC companies ran tests on the building and submitted quotes for the replacement system, the church board approached me to inquire about any of my heating and cooling needs and concerns for the children. Naturally, I expressed a desire for efficiency and dependability in any system, but I thought I’d try my luck at asking if any of the choices came with a way to dry the wet snow clothes of twenty children. I don’t blame them for looking at me as if I was crazy. Ultimately, they chose a newly-improved heating and cooling plan that works great. What I had to start researching was the cost of environmentally friendly dryers for mittens, hats, and boots!