When you drive down to Spring Break on the beach with a rowdy crew of friends, you have to understand it won’t be perfect.
You have to be prepared to make some concessions. For example, we pooled our money to rent a condo right on the beach and we know there aren’t enough beds for all of us. We will have to take turns sleeping on the floor, and share the bathrooms more than we would like. Since it isn’t possible to afford our own rooms, we will just have to make the best of what we’ve got. The biggest problem was the thermostat, and everyone monkeying around with it throughout the day. For a normal gathering, I’m sure the central HVAC system would have been fine, but we were going in and out a lot, working up a sweat, so we kept nudging the thermostat down lower and lower. Eventually it hit a point where it got too cold for a couple people, so they started judging the thermostat back up. After that it went back and forth, and the central HVAC was constantly turning off and on through the rest of the day. Finally someone had the idea to close off the air vents in the front rooms, and leave them open in the bedrooms. We thought that this would make the main room warmer, while keeping the back rooms nicely air conditioned. It didn’t work very well, but it was the closest thing to zone control air conditioning that we could come up with on such short notice.