It wasn’t worth all of these constant arguments over heating and cooling, and I just wanted to have some peace back.
I would say that generally, my roommate is a pretty laid back person. However, after moving in, I discovered the one thing that seems to get to him. The A/C system. I found this out when after he left, I turned down the air conditioning unit a few degrees. When he came back home, it took him less than 5 minutes to figure this out. We then had a heated discussion, I wanted to rights to the thermostat, but he was insistent that was his territory. I personally found this ridiculous, and I had planned to continue changing the A/C temperature, just while he was gone, but every time I do that, he still seems to figure it out. I even tried changing it back to its original temperature before he got back home, but he still accused me of touching the thermostat! I now wonder if he is like extra sensitive to temperature or something, it’s really weird. I finally just decided to back off and deal with whatever temperature he felt like having it. It wasn’t worth all of these constant arguments over heating and cooling, and I just wanted to have some peace back. Sure enough, it seemed like after a week of me not touching his precious cooling system, he became his laid back fun self again. Ever since then, we had no issues living together. I haven’t messed with the HVAC temperatures, and it hasn’t been brought up by him either. So apart from his weird HVAC habit, he is a great roommate and we get along great.