Living in the eastern part of the country, I wait a long time for the hot season.
The winters properly linger for more than more than five weeks of the year, however all of us often need to run the furnace during Spring and fall.
The weather is chilly, freezing plus wet the majority of the time… I am unwilling to invest into central a/c. It’s way too pricey to only use it for a few weeks… However, our short summers can be brutally hot and humid… While I try to be outside as often as possible, enjoying the green skies plus sunshine, I don’t want a boiling and sticky house. It’s especially pressing that my home office be nice and cool for sleeping. The ideal solution for my situation is window a/cs. I was able to buy many cooling units for right around a hundred dollars each. They are light enough that it’s straight-forward for me to carry them up to the attic for storage in the Wintertide plus bring them back down in the late Spring. It takes me a couple of minutes to set them up into the windows, however despite the little size, the a/cs are powerful enough to drop the room temperature really abruptly. They include cordless remotes that allow temperature variations plus adjustments to the fan speed without even getting out of bed! Not only are the window a/cs energy efficient, only running them at night keeps costs really low. I sleep so much better with the a/c operating. The noise works to drown out the sounds of cawing birds, road construction, honking horns, neighbors plus barking pets. The filter helps to capture dust plus other contaminants.