On college breaks my little brother loves to come and stay with me rather than my parents.
- I get it, my parents make him work.
My dad constantly will have my brother do awful chores and my mom will get on him about cleaning his room. With me, I just let him run wild. I cook for him, do his laundry and do whatever he wants at night. I need to start cracking down about how he treats my HVAC unit though. I can tell he doesn’t pay energy bills by how he acts. He will set my thermostat to a ridiculously low temperature in the summer. When he gets too cold, my brother will just open a window. Turn off my AC! In the winter he sometimes will open a window and snow will get in my house. It also is pretty common for him to then leave the house as well. So I come home to my HVAC running on high and the window wide open. He usually forgets to lock the door on the way out too. When my brother lives with me, my energy bills double. He will leave all the lights on, the television on and eat all my food too. What am I supposed to do though? Until my brother has a home of his own and starts paying for things like heating and air, he won’t get it. He doesn’t understand how awful it is paying more money for HVAC. When the time does come, I will make sure to stay at his place and open windows with the HVAC running.