Finally investing into central cooling
I was never in a big hurry to invest in central air conditioning for my home.
I live in an area where the winter snow and freezing temperatures last for more than half the year.
The spring and fall tend to be chilly, windy and wet. If we’re lucky, we enjoy two to three months of blue skies and sunshine. I always managed with a window air conditioner in the bedroom and box fans for the rest of the house. However, last summer was unusually hot and humid. The temperature warmed up much earlier than expected. By the beginning of April, we were already seeing temperatures in the low eighties and an excess of humidity. While the window air conditioner managed to keep the bedroom adequately comfortable, the rest of the house was hot and sticky. Eating meals or watching television was unbearable. I didn’t want to spend the next five months hiding in my bedroom from the heat. I called up a local HVAC contractor and got a free estimate on whole-home air conditioning. Since I already had the ductwork in place for the furnace, the cost wasn’t bad. I was able to afford to purchase a high-efficiency system to keep utility bills reasonable. Once the air conditioner was up and running, I wasn’t sure how I’d gotten by without it. Having the ability to lower the thermostat and cold down every room is amazing. My living environment remains cleaner, smells fresher and is far more enjoyable. I sleep better and have more energy during the day. I suffer from fewer headaches. There’s no longer any issues with mold and mildew growth.