Living in a cold weather area means that central cooling isn’t necessary.
After spending approximately eight months trapped in the house, my whole family looks forward to opening windows and getting outside.
We’re tired of keeping the house sealed up tight and depending on the furnace. We’ve had enough of breathing the same stale air. The warmer weather is simply too precious to waste. As soon as I’m able to shut off the furnace, I start opening windows and welcoming in a fresh breeze. I think introducing natural ventilation is important to our indoor air quality. I’m also very relieved to get out from under a huge energy bill. Despite investing into a high-efficiency furnace, the heating bills add up. The heater handles temperatures down to twenty below zero and runs non stop for more than half the year. While our summer weather doesn’t last all that long, we do experience temperatures in the upper eighties. The high humidity makes the house feel overheated and sticky. It’s only a problem at night, when sleeping becomes just about impossible. I’ve easily solved this problem with the purchase of a window air conditioner for each bedroom. I bought each unit for under two hundred dollars, and the installation takes less than five minutes. Although the cooling units are compact and lightweight, they are plenty powerful enough to cool a sizable bedroom. They each include a cordless remote that makes it easy and convenient to adjust temperature and fan speed without getting out of bed. Because the cooling system circulates and filters the air, the bedrooms are cleaner, feel fresher and offer a more hygienic sleeping environment. For our needs, window air conditioners are the ideal solution.