For about a year now I’ve been trying to live as eco-friendly as possible. I feel like this is a common sentiment and something that you here quite often these days. However, when I say it I’m probably talking about taking things to a new extreme. You see, rather than just buying a gas-efficient car and trying to cut down on my 2-day deliveries from amazon, I’ve been trying to completely change the entire way I live to be more in line with mother nature. Instead of fighting air temperatures, light, and air quality, I have been letting my system naturally follow the patterns of our sun and seasons. That’s why, in the middle of summer I’ve been moving my bed down to the basement. I got tired of paying for ridiculous central air conditioning cost and fighting the oppressive outdoor climate every single day, so I decided to simply relocate my sleeping area to the inherently cold basement. That way, I don’t need to fight my naturally high indoor air temperature with extremely expensive central cooling system treated air each day. Instead, I can walk downstairs and rely on the low temperature underground to naturally provide all the cooling power that I need. I decided to do the same things in the winters. This year, I lugged my mattress up the stairs and relocated my bedroom to the highest floor of the house. This way, any amount of central heat that is pumped into the house will adequately rise up to the ceiling, where I can easily soak it up. I’ve been able to decrease my indoor air temperature settings by 5° this year and my energy bills have never been lower.