The weather is finally cooling down, and I couldn’t be happier! It felt like the summer weather was never going to end or go away, as it was hot from February all the way up to last week. When you’re dealing with eight months of 80 degree weather, you tend to get a little stir-crazy from having to lock yourself indoors with the air conditioning system set at full blast! That’s how it was for me at least, as I could never seem to cool off enough to just relax and enjoy myself unless I stayed directly under a ventilation point in my house. I’ve had my air conditioning system inspected by an HVAC specialist several times, and most recently the specialist told me that my system is simply too old to keep up anymore. I know what you’re thinking: The obvious solution is to replace the air condenser that sits outside, right? Well, if you didn’t know, a 2-ton air conditioning compressor and condenser combo is several thousand dollars! I don’t know about you, but I don’t just have that laying around. Thankfully, my heating system was tuned up by the HVAC specialist during his visit, so I know that machine will work effortlessly through the winter. That works out, too, as I’m pretty warm by nature and don’t need a ton of extra heating to stay warm. Hopefully I can put together the funds by February to buy a new A/C compressor and condenser unit, or I’m going to be in for a miserable summer! Then again, I could always just buy a window-mounted air conditioning unit to keep the critical rooms in my house cool. It would still be a pricey purchase, and only a band-aid for the situation, but it’ll beat dropping thousands of dollars on a whole new A/C system.