In 2016 I was in Eastern Europe, in a residence on the Caucasus Mountains. This was my first time outside of North America as well as my most memorable trip ever. I was leaning against metal piping underneath a window that actually burnt me. It was as toasty as a human can withstand heat before screaming or having a reflex. This is when I came to learn that there are strange types of heating machines. I asked my friend why that hot metal piping was on the walls as well as not inside the walls. He informed me that its purpose is for heating their residence. The whole process of hot water in a tank with natural gas as well as then pumping that hot water throughout a residence into radiators was also explained to me. Since I am lucky enough to live in a first world nation where forced air is the primary method of central heating machines, I was unquestionably able to appreciate my overall situation. The country I was in had a most unusual energy grid where individual sources of utilities did not even existent. If somebody on the street did not pay their bills, or “stole” water/gas from the city, the local government would have to block water or gas to the entire street until somebody would pay the bill. This would happen regularly since the weather conditions were especially chilly more than half of the year. When one or the other would be cut off, water would entirely freeze in the pipes causing radiators as well as piping to burst. In this particular region, nobody could afford to just update a broken part to anything. Virtually nobody could afford to call up a Heating as well as Air Conditioning machine dealer to send out a plumber or Heating as well as Air Conditioning specialist. Some areas of the region did not even have any type of heating repair service available to the people.