Monday, July 28, 2014

Oh, Summer

It's kind of a bummer but we broke down last night and bought a window unit.

Every year we have to have our HVAC repaired.  I don't understand it, why can't it be fixed long enough to last a summer (or 2 or 3).  And this year money has been tight so we've been putting it off and putting it off and a couple of mid-90 humid days (the nights are really the worst) and we can't get our air lower than 79 degrees by the time we go to bed, it's been frustrating.  Since we know this time we don't want a quick fix or whatever the hell they do to our machine every year, we decided to take matters into our own hands until we can afford the big fix (all new duct work?) and buy this little fella.

Last night we slept deep and with all our covers on.  It was magical.  The added benefit is it's another mid-90s day and the house is currently 75 degrees, a downright miracle!  I have our bedroom door open and our little machine on low and it's supplementing the house cooling to make it downright comfortable in the house.

I also was able to move the window alarm and this afternoon we'll deal with additional security and I think I have to get some matchstick blinds because I can't close the curtains anymore (last night I used a towel concoction). 

It's ugly and it makes me feel bad because our central air isn't doing the job it's supposed to do but you know we aren't selling this house anytime soon and when we can resolve this problem, maybe for next summer, we will.  Until then, we're making due and it makes life so much more comfortable.

1 comment:

  1. There is no way I could sleep with a temperature of 80 degrees in our house, so I'm glad you did what was needed to make it bearable for you. My mum likes to say that AC isn't a luxury, it's a necessity, and the power bills that go with are just the price we pay for civilized society; I don't think she's exaggerating.