When my brother took a job down south and got ready to move, he gave me his window air conditioner.
In his new location, the hot weather requires central air conditioning.
Where I live in the north, our summer weather typically only lasts a couple of months. Because the temperature can climb into the high eighties with excessive humidity, a window air conditioner in the bedroom is really helpful. Although my brother’s air conditioner was super old, I was happy to get it. I was a little surprised by how bulky and heavy the unit was. I found it rather difficult to lift the equipment up onto the window sill. At the end of the summer, when the weather cooled off, I struggled to get the air conditioner up the attic stairs for storage. I needed to lift it onto one stair at a time. The next spring, when the outside temperature once again started to heat up, I dreaded carry the air conditioner down the stairs. I decided to set the unit on a blanket, drag it across the floor and then bump it down one stair at a time. Unfortunately, I lost control of the air conditioner and it rolled all the way down the attic stairs. The unit smashed into a million pieces. Unwilling to go without a cooling unit in my bedroom, I headed to the home improvement store and bought one. I didn’t realize that moder window air conditioners are so reasonably priced, compact and lightweight. The one I bought is also way more powerful than the one I broke.