I moved into a lake house about a year ago. I knew that moving into the town was going to be costly, although I was ready for the financial investment. Regardless of the cost, I was excited for all the town had to offer. I knew that rent would be a hefty price, although I never thought about other expenses. For example, my heating and cooling costs are astronomical. I wasn’t paying much attention to the heating and cooling systems when I first looked at lake houses. I wish I had noticed that my lake house came with a dual heating and cooling component installed on my lake house wall. This system is the most inefficient and costly heating and cooling system I have ever seen. Because it runs on electricity, it works overtime trying to heat and cool the house to my desired temperature. I cannot keep the system running all day like I would with a thermostat because it is too costly. I tried doing that my first week of living there, but it cost hundreds of dollars for just a single week. Instead, I turn the system off completely when I leave for work every morning. The system has to work hard to heat and cool the house when I get home every afternoon. This is the only thing I wish I could change about my lake house. I would rather have an efficient heating and cooling plan that saves energy and money. I am currently looking at new apartments. I hope to move into a new place with better heating and cooling by next year. My fingers are crossed!