i've been talking about investing in an ac for the house. we have a swamp cooler right now, but if its too humid or above 95 if doesn't really work.
Last yr we had a record number of 100 degree days, with an astonishing amount 105+. We have a brick house and even shaded, with the swamp cooler running it was pushing 85 inside. My kids ended up feeling sick from the heat alot and they were unable to fall asleep till after 11p due to their rooms being too hot, even with fans blowing on them. Last yr it started hitting 70's and 80's in march.
This yr its already hitting 70's in jan and alot of cities are talking about water restrictions. If those happen here we can't use the swamp cooler either.
I think investing in an ac makes sense and it will raise the value of the house. Plus we have friends that own an ac company! we can get the unit and have it installed for cheap especially since the duct work is already there.
gah! dh sees no issue in spending a thousand or more a a tool/gun/trailer he WANTS but spending the same on an ac which will last a long time, we can get it for cheap, raise the value of the house, make the kids more comfortable, etc etc....he whines about.