When I was growing up, not multiple people in our local section had a/c.
The weather in our section of the country is most often cold, rainy or snowy. The people I was with and I rarely like more than a couple weeks of summer time sun in addition to heat, and however, those few weeks can get brutally hot in addition to humid. Air conditioning is a nice luxury to have. Back then, the portable units were bulky, heavy in addition to extravagant, few people were willing to bother with the cost in addition to effort. My family was a single of the few households with a/c. The people I was with and I had two portable units, with a single of them installed into our bedroom. Because of the location of our bedroom 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 absolutely 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 in addition to a sweatshirt with many blankets. The air conditioner also made a tremendous amount of noise in addition to dripped water non stop. I had to keep a pan under the unit to catch the condensate in addition to then respectfully empty the pan. Although it was considered a portable air conditioner, the equipment 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.