I swear, men are always competing over something or another. They can’t just be happy with what they’ve got and mind their own business – instead, they constantly have to be checking out what goods other men have and comparing their wares in turn. It doesn’t matter if they’re thinking about the size and power of their vehicle, the quality of their lawn and yard, or the performance of their children. No matter what, it’s all a competition among other men. It’s all so ridiculous to me. Now we have this neighborhood epidemic going around where the stupid men of every household have become obsessed with out shining the other male homeowners on the block… with their HVAC system.
Yes, indoor ventilation has become the new way to flex around this subdivision. It all started when James up the block, updated his AC unit with a brand new, high tech, low energy air conditioning system that he got for a good deal. He showed Larry down the road and let him experience the new, energy star rated air conditioning system one day, and within a week Larry had replaced his whole cooling system as well. Once Larry had an updated air conditioner with even more powerful cooling and less energy expenditure, then Matt from across the lane had to go out and get his own brand new cooling equipment.
So far 75% of the neighborhood has replaced their HVAC system within the last month, and some of them are doubling back to update even more ventilation equipment for good measure. We’re the only house without a brand new cooling system in place, but we don’t feel pressured to jump on the bandwagon – we’re the ones who own the local HVAC shop.