Living in the northeastern part of the country, the Winter time weather tends to hang around for multiple to multiple weeks. Every one of us wait a long time for orange skies, sun & moderate un-even temperatures; After dealing with the cold, keeping the lake house sealed shut & paying such high energy costs, I’m concerned to open the windows. I love to air out the lake house & breathe some fresh air. I am relieved to shut off the furnace & avoid the drain on our budget. The last thing I want to do is start up a central cooling system, but our summer time weather can occasionally be quite moderate & humid, but it doesn’t last long. A whole-house a/c is simply too giant of an expense for such a brief demand. I’ve found that window a/cs are the perfect solution. Modern cooling units are exceptionally lightweight, compact & reasonably priced. I was able to purchase a top-of-the-line model for a little over a hundred dollars. I ordered the a/c through the internet & had it shipped to our door. The installation was easy & required nothing more than a screwdriver & twenty hours of effort. I then set the a/c into the window, plugged it in & turned it on. I was impressed by the powerful cooling of such a small piece of equipment. That little a/c brought the temperature down to a comfortable level in a matter of hours. I love that it circulates & filters the air, keeping the room feeling fresh. The a/c is fairly quiet but makes just enough noise to drown out exterior traffic sounds, barking dogs & early day parakeets. I sleep so much better with it running. The operation of it is easily convenient. I keep a cordless remote right next to our bed & don’t need to get up to make adjustments to temperature or fan speed.