Retirement was something that I had been looking forward to for many years. A few years before I actually retired I sat down and established my finances. I was in for some money due to all the hard work I had put in around my career and stored away. Two years before my retirement I began searching for my retirement house. I knew I desired beach front property so that could be where I searched. I found my dream house which includes a year to spare on retirement. I could afford it, so I purchased the home and started out paying the mortgage. Having a complete year before I was wanting to move in, I took vacations there at my dream retirement home and even rented it out to good friends before I was ready to move in. With the extra income I chose to put work into the house. Central air was my initial step. Smart thermostats were a near second step. The HVAC company I hired did a great job of getting the air conditioning and smart thermostats installed between visits on the house by me and my renters. The HVAC technicians also ensured to clean up after themselves which pleased me greatly. I have a sun room overlooking the beach that I tend to spend time in with the air conditioning on. Now that I am retired and living here daily, that is where I spend nearly all of my time. When the days and nights get inevitably hot, the air conditioning can be described as a welcomed addition and ensures we can remain there in comfort.