When I finally was able to get a promotion at work and started making a little more cash, I could afford a better apartment. I was honestly enthusiastic to transfer into a more modern apartment building that happened to be situated downtown. The building advertised all sorts of conveniences and amenities. I had access to a pretty massive fitness center with an impressive array of state-of-the-art equipment. There was laundry facilities, a game room and conference rooms. A major selling point of the place was the temperature control. The utilities were included within the rent. There were several separate temperature control units within the apartment, allowing for zoned heating and cooling. It wasn’t until I moved in that I came to see some of the downsides. Three independent temperature control units within a fairly small area is completely ridiculous. I entirely didn’t need to set a different temperature between our tiny kitchen and tiny living room. Because the building was entirely temperature controlled, the windows were not able to be opened. The management of the building determined whether it was the best time of year for heating or a/c. If the group of us happened to get an unusually frosty day in June, I was stuck with a/c. All I could do was turn it down. If the weather happened to be entirely sizzling in December, I had no way to prevent an influx of heat from the HVAC vents. The location of the apartment building was also a pretty huge problem. Being situated downtown was wonderful for the close proximity to shopping and nightlife, however, trying to get a parking spot was always a difficult time. I only stayed in that modern apartment building for one year.