Because of these beautiful residences, the university has had to face some realities
I live in a city that is known as a “college town.” No matter where you look in our little city, you will see stuff that is designed to attract to college students. We have two universities in our city, and we have a pretty good community college, as well. We even have a technical school that has a good reputation. Over the past five years or so, there has been a huge burst in student housing construction – and I am talking pretty luxurious living is to be had in these places. The housing communities have swimming pools with heaters, weight rooms, free computers, all kinds of food arrangements, and even services where they will send home cards for residents’ families birthdays, mother’s day, and the like. The best thing I think they have, though, is modern and efficient heating and cooling. Parents have to pay for utilities, and everyone knows that a/c and heating is what makes those electric bills skyrocket. Because of these beautiful residences, the university has had to face some realities. No one wants to live in their musty old dorms. There are a few dorm buildings that don’t even have air conditioning! That is hard to believe, I know, and some smart guy at the school finally decided it is time to update the dorm buildings and put in not only great flooring and furnishings, but also efficient and top-notch heating and cooling options. The days of the mythical starving student are over; most students live better than I do, and they are demanding that HVAC technology keep up with their active and luxurious lifestyles.