I feel like I have to justify all of my decisions to my family sometimes. Everybody that I grew up with is extremely judgemental and opinionated. They seem to think that they know the right way to do things, in regards to every single thing that you can imagine. I’m sorry, but I just don’t think that any one human can be an infinite well of infallible knowledge. I’m pretty sure that everybody has skills and faces of knowledge that are unique to them. Besides that, opinions do not constitute facts. This is something that I’m constantly having to remind myself as my family tells me over and over again that I’m making an idiotic decision by refusing to have my central heating, cooling, and air quality control equipment repaired or replaced. For the past 10 years I have been operating an unreliable forced air furnace that has caused me a lot of problems. I’ve never known if I would have access to efficient heating on any given day. There have been a lot of hot and cold patches throughout my entire house. Now, the furnace is finally breaking down and I don’t plan to have it repaired or replaced with another central heating device. Of course, this doesn’t sit well with my family who think that they know everything about indoor air temperature control. They keep telling me that without a central heating furnace I’m going to perish this winter. Instead, I intend to purchase a mini split ductless heating and cooling system so I can control the temperature in the only room that I actually use. I know they think that they are smarter than everybody… But my energy bills will prove my point.