I’ve never been a big fan of air conditioning.
- When all of the windows and doors are sealed tight, and the air conditioner is blasting at maximum capacity, I typically get a headache and sore throat.
I often start to sneeze and get congested. I prefer access to fresh air. Especially after a super long and cold winter, I like to open the windows. In my local area, it’s not usual to rely on the furnace for eight straight months. We see temperatures down to negative twenty-five degrees, brutal windchill and feet of snow. The indoor living space becomes terribly dry, stale and stuffy. The weather traps me inside, and I pay huge energy bills. I look forward to the spring thaw, blue skies and sunshine. I watch for the daffodils, tulips and hyacinths to sprout. As soon as possible, I welcome some fresh air. While the summers tend to be short and are occasionally chilly and wet, we can also experience high temperatures and humidity. With my bedroom on the second floor of the house, it becomes especially overheated and sticky, making it nearly impossible to sleep. I have found that a window air conditioner works well for me. In the rest of the house, I run box fans and tolerate the heat. In the bedroom, I need a cool environment. I was able to buy a window air conditioner for under $200. The unit is compact, lightweight and very easy to install into the window. I simply plug it in and start it up. Despite the small size, it easily provides ideal comfort. I like that it circulates and filters contaminants out of the air, keeping the bedroom fresh and clean. I also appreciate the cordless remote. I don’t even need to get out of bed to make adjustments to temperature and fan speed.