We don’t have very many days when we are in need of central air conditioning, or any kind of air conditioning.
Most summer days are warm and able to be dealt with by using the ceiling fans and keeping the window shades pulled to block the solar heating.
The only time we really want the use of an air conditioner is when we have those warm and humid days. They call it the air you can wear, and that affects us even in the winter. For these days, we have a large air conditioner for the living room and a smaller window air conditioner for our bedroom. With the doors open, the large window air conditioner is able to cool the entire house. We turn the AC off at night, shut our bedroom door, and enjoy the humidity busting air from the small window air conditioning. We don’t use any more energy than what we use in the winter, with our furnace. That is a good thing. When we had an odor in our bedroom the other week, I told my husband I thought it was coming from the air conditioner. He hadn’t noticed it until I told him. He took the AC unit out of the window and put it onto the porch where he proceeded to tear it apart. He found that the inside of the air conditioner was filled with mold. He carefully cleaned the condenser and he cleaned the fan, then he cleaned off the rest of the AC unit. He had the AC unit cleaned, but it no longer worked. We had to go buy a new AC unit for our bedroom.