I live in an area that deals with an extremely long and cold winter season. The summer months are very short, and there’s no need to install central air conditioning. I get by with a portable air conditioner installed in my bedroom window. I absolutely love my little air conditioner, and would never want to try to live without it.
It doesn’t matter if it’s super hot and humid, or pleasantly mild, I run that air conditioner all summer long. I like the way it circulates the air around my bedroom, preventing stuffy smells and that sticky feeling. I hope that it filters the air, removing some of the dust and contaminants, but I’m not totally convinced. I am happy with the fact that it drowns out exterior noises, such as cars driving by, birds tweeting, and a dog barking. My neighbors have a dog that barks all night long, and the sound of the air conditioner helps me sleep.
It’s especially helpful that I can operate my cooling unit with a remote control, which I keep within reach of my bed. I often wake up in the middle of the night and turn the fan speed up or down. I don’t need to get up out of bed to satisfy my comfort needs. I wish I could use my air conditioner all year long. It’s such a sad day when I need to pull it out of the window and carry it up to the attic. The unit is heavy enough that hauling it up the attic stairs is a bit of a challenge. It is now the middle of October, and the air conditioner is still sitting in my bedroom window. I should have removed it about a month ago, but I’ve been procrastinating. I just don’t want to admit the summer is officially over.