When I chose to rent my new apartment, one of the biggest selling points for the place was that it had a brand new HVAC system installed in the living room’s window to manage the apartment’s temperature control.
Since I was living in a region whose summers frequently stayed over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, a functioning AC was crucial.
Having the new window AC, which could double as a heater in the winter, made me feel secure that my comfort would be assured in the apartment. I soon discovered that, while the air conditioner being located in the living room worked well during the daytime when I would use the common areas of my apartment more, it was less convenient at night when I was in bed. The temperature dropped significantly during the night, but the heat was still present, which made it uncomfortable for me to sleep. It would have been extremely wasteful to run the air conditioning in my apartment just to keep my bedroom cool, since the AC would also end up cooling all of the other rooms that weren’t being used at night. After thinking things through, I decided to spend money out of my pocket to purchase a second air conditioner for my apartment, although the second was used instead of brand new so I could save money, in order to have one mounted in my bedroom’s window. At nighttime, I could turn off the AC in my living room and turn it on in my bedroom, closing my bedroom door to trap the cool air and avoid wasting precious energy, setting my previous worries to rest and solving my problem.