I never planned on having central air conditioning installed.
I was content with window air conditioners in the bedrooms and fans in the other rooms. Our summer weather never lasts longer than a few months. While we sometimes experience temperatures in the nineties with high humidity, we also have summers that are nothing but rain and chilly temperatures. Our winters are horribly long and cold. I often run the furnace for eight straight months. It’s necessary to keep the windows closed tight. With sub zero, snowy conditions, we are stuck inside the house. I’m always super anxious to be able to open up the windows and get some fresh air. I was not eager to tighten up the house, start up a central air conditioner and pay huge electric bills. The only reason I ended up investing into a whole-house cooling system is because my son was diagnosed with severe asthma and allergies. When there’s contaminants floating around in the air, he has real trouble breathing. His quality of life is significantly affected by the indoor air quality. Allergens such as pollen, dust, exhaust fumes, mold spores and bacteria are a big problem for him. Having the windows open was causing my son headaches, congestion, sneezing, coughing, sore throat and trouble sleeping. Having the central air conditioner installed has made a huge improvement for my son as well as the rest of the family. The house stays cleaner and feels more comfortable. I’ve found that I like to run the air conditioner even if the outside temperature isn’t all that hot. I just use the fan to circulate and filter the air.