When I was growing up, not many people in our local area had a/c.
The weather in our part of the country is most often cold, rainy or snowy. Both of us rarely appreciate more than a couple weeks of summer time sunshine plus heat, then however, those few weeks can get brutally sizzling plus humid. Air conditioning is a nice luxury to have. Back then, the portable units were bulky, heavy plus overpriced, then few people were willing to bother with the cost plus effort. My family was one of the few households with a/c. Both of us had two portable units, with one of them installed into our family room. Because of the location of our family room at the end of a hallway, it was an advantageous spot for the cooling unit. I wasn’t ecstatic about rearranging our furniture to accommodate the air conditioner; Plus, I was instructed to keep our door open at all times. The air conditioner had undoubtedly few adjustments. It operated at maximum capacity or not at all. There was no ability to raise or lower the temperature. It simply blasted cold cold air at non stop. In the middle of June, when the outside temperature was in the mid eighties, I was forced to sleep in sweat pants plus a sweatshirt with several blankets. The air conditioner also made a tremendous amount of noise plus dripped water non stop. I had to keep a pan under the unit to catch the condensate plus then correctly empty the pan. Although it was considered a portable air conditioner, the component was so heavy that it took two adults struggling to get it into our window. Because of our experience with that air conditioner, I have never considered a cooling unit for our own house.