My brother had always lived with me ever since he was young. My folks passed away when he was 6 and I had to take him in. Since I was 18, I chose to live on my own and hustle. We didn’t have a lot so college was out of the question. Having the responsibility of my little brother was hard at first. I had grown to love living on my own and now I had to become a parent. But, I finally had to accept the reality of life and began making sure he was okay. The loss of our parents wasn’t easy for him so it was up to me to be there for him. One time I was at work and my little brother called to say there was an issue with the HVAC system at home. He wasn’t in school that day because he had a bad cold. My brother explained the house was so hot and this made him feel even worse. I got off work and went to check on the HVAC system. What I had been fearing had happened because nothing I did would make the unit work. I called an AC company for assistance and they sent over an AC professional 2 hours later. The guy carried out an inspection and told me the unit was done. I had no choice but to replace it with a better one. The AC professional suggested a heat pump which was expensive but also energy efficient. The heat pump took a huge hunk of my savings but it was worth it to restore air conditioning to the house.