Online courses are hard when HVAC is super old and loud

I know a lot of people are upset about the current state of the world.

I can admit that I’ve also been rather disappointed by the way things have been going.

However, I will also tell you that I’m not so upset at the idea of taking my classes entirely online. I know a lot of students feel like they can learn adequately through an online structure, but I vehemently disagree. In fact, I actually prefer online learning. I find it much more comfortable than trying to predict the weather every day and equip myself for the abundant HVAC settings that I will encounter in any classroom. I hate trying to learn while I’m shivering in my seat and trying to hide from the air conditioning vents. I’m not a fan of having ice cold drafts pouring in from every window as I concentrate on reading the PowerPoint. I am much happier staying at home in my own central heating and cooling system where I can actually have a comfortable environment thanks to high-quality indoor air. The only problem is, my central heating and cooling system has grown so old that it can actually be disruptive to my learning. I didn’t realize that my HVAC units were growing so loud and disruptive until I had several classes online this semester. Every time we have an in-person class meeting I have to turn off my HVAC system. If I leave the air conditioning unit or forced air furnace running, there is so much background noise that my air quality control devices disrupt the class. I love online learning but I guess I need a better HVAC system to make the high honor roll.
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