Getting a large air conditioner

My father-in-law works for a huge a/c firm, and has installed all the latest in a/c technologies in her house. Every Thanksgiving, my wife finds it necessary to invite them over, and inevitably, subject me and the beach house to constant scrutiny. The first thing they look at — or rather, feel — when they come through the door is the temperature. They ask about what temperature the temperature control is set to and can we change it. Then they start talking about how they have a smart temperature control, and how attractive it is to be able to control everything in their perfect house from their smartphones, but after we have them settled in their rooms, they talk about all the new systems they have imported and why we haven’t updated ours; No matter how many times I tell them, they don’t seem to understand that we don’t need all that stuff. We live simply I’d say, and they’ve never been able to understand that. Her whole life, our wife has been drowned in all the latest and greatest things, eventually she l gained that none of them made her happy, but when we got married, we promised each other that we would lead a self-explanatory life, but our air conditioner is self-explanatory, and every once in a while is breaks down. It works well enough for us. Our temperature control doesn’t have a touchscreen. it controls the air conditioner, so we’re happy. We wouldn’t be enthusiastic with it any other way.

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