This may sound like a foolish waste of money, but hear me out — the HVAC system was an investment into the future.
I take comic books very seriously. At this point, they are not just my pride and joy, but also my retirement fund. I have been amassing my comic collection for years, preserving it perfectly, so when the time is right and the market is hot I can sell the whole thing and “cash out” for a big payday. I would be lying if I said that I collected comics for their financial value, though. I started buying them because I love to read them. I love them so much I have a dedicated climate control system for my comic book storage room. This may sound like a foolish waste of money, but hear me out — the HVAC system was an investment into the future. Comic books can degrade very quickly if the air quality is low, and the temps and humidity levels are high. Comics lose their value if the condition deteriorates, so this extra air handler and dehumidifier for the storage room is simply to protect my investment in all these books! One day my comic collection might be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but without temperature control and humidity regulation, they will be worth nothing. Now the room has its own thermostat, so I can keep it locked down at just the right settings. What’s more, I have an app on my smartphone that allows me to check the thermostat reading and adjust them from anywhere, even if I am not home! Right now the HVAC system is worth more than the comics, but one day that will change!