When I was growing up, not many people in our local area had air conditioning. The weather in our area of the country is most often cold, rainy or snowy. The two of us rarely like more than a couple months of Summer sunlight plus heat, however, those few months can get brutally tepid plus humid. Air conditioning is a nice luxury to have. Back then, the portable units were bulky, heavy plus costly; Few people were willing to bother with the cost plus effort. My family was one of the few households with air conditioning. The two of us had several portable units, with one of them installed into our home office. Because of the location of our home office at the end of a hallway, it was an advantageous spot for the cooling unit. I wasn’t glad about rearranging our furniture to accommodate the a/c, then plus, I was instructed to keep our door open at all times. The a/c 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 chilly chilly air at non stop. In the middle of July, when the outside temperature was in the mid eighties, I was forced to sleep in sweat pants plus a sweatshirt with multiple blankets. The a/c also made a tremendous amount of noise plus dripped water non stop. I had to keep a pan under the device to catch the condensate plus then officially empty the pan. Although it was considered a portable a/c, the device was so heavy that it took several adults struggling to get it into our window. Because of our experience with that a/c, I have never considered a cooling device for our own house.