For a major part of the year, our local weather is cold & snowy. We often deal with sub zero temperatures, feet of snow, & horrible windchill. For a few weeks of the year, however, the weather turns hot & humid. On occasion, the temperature climbs up into the high nineties, & with the humidity, it’s extremely uncomfortable. Despite the tepid & sticky conditions, there’s genuinely no need for a central air conditioner appliance. It’s too big of an investment to only run it for a month or so each year. Instead, I face the Summer weather with window air conditioner appliances. This type of cooling system is not extravagant to purchase, & they are fairly compact & lightweight. It’s simple to store them in the attic, & not difficult to install in the window. With new advancements in technology, portable air conditioners are far more energy efficient & much more silent than they used to be. The air conditioners I purchased operate from a wireless remote control, making them truly favorable to use. They are also programmable. I can set the air conditioners to startup or shutdown at certain times so that the rooms are nice & cool when my family goes to sleep. They don’t run for the length of the day, when no a single is around, & waste energy. Although I hate to give up the view from my windows, the portable air conditioners task well. With the cooling units installed in our rooms, & running during the night, we are able to sleep quite well. They not only maintain a very cool temperature, but help to drown out exterior distractions, such as barking dogs & traffic sounds.