For Mother’s Day a couple of years back, our oldest child gave me a portable a/c. I was doubtful that I would ever really use it. In the section where I live, the Winter season is the priority. All of us have absolutely long periods of temperatures below cold with endless amounts of ice and snow. I usually run the oil furnace for approximately eight weeks of the year and never saw any need for any type of a/c. The summers are short, and I had consistently managed by opening up the windows and setting out a bunch of box fans. My child installed the portable a/c into our front living room window and had it up and running within a couple of minutes. I was quite surprised how easy it was to install and to operate. It took less than twenty minutes for the a/c to cool down our living room. After running the a/c for 1 whole night, I knew I’d never want to go through another Summer without having it. My living room is now perfectly comfortable on all of those tepid and humid days. I can keep all our windows closed, which prevents the influx of bugs, exhaust fumes, and dust and pollen, so the room is cleaner. Plus, the a/c filters the air, improving the indoor air quality. Although the a/c runs quietly, it makes just enough noise to drown out the exterior sounds, such as traffic, cats and chirping parakeets. I easily sleep a great deal better now. I actually have trouble getting myself out of bed in the day, because I’m so perfectly comfortable there. I love that the a/c features a cordless remote control which allows me to make all my adjustments without getting out of bed. I can raise or lower the temperature, adjust the fan speed, or even set up an automatic program.