When I was a kid, we didn’t have an AC unit.
My parents were poor, and we lived in a remote area.
They tilled the land all year but barely made enough to sustain us. Adding an extra expense like an AC unit wasn’t even on their horizon. Instead, we had an old Window AC unit which we’d only use when it was too hot to stay without air conditioning. The other times my siblings and I went to the creek about a mile from the house to cool off on a hot summer day. Eventually, we all completed high school, and I got a full scholarship to university. I’m now working for a top company and managed to buy a house last year. It was interesting learning how to take care of my new home, especially when it came to heating and cooling units. I lived in apartments during university and afterward, so these would be the first cooling and heating units I ever owned. I managed to get contacts to an area HVAC company to come and do maintenance before my first summer at the house. They sent over this lovely HVAC expert who taught me alot about my cooling unit. She explained how the unit works and also took me through the steps of cleaning the air filter. The HVAC technician said that without a clean air filter, it’s impossible to enjoy the benefits of a cooling unit in summer. I have a washable air filter, so there’s no need to keep replacing it with a new one every month. All I have to do is take it out, clean it, let it dry, then return it to my cooling unit.