This past week has been absolutely miserable.
We have been facing a heatwave this whole time.
It wouldn’t have been so bad if the cooling system was still working, but the AC shut down about 2 days into the heatwave. Of course, we called the local HVAC company to help us out, but they explained that a lot of people were in need of AC system repair because the heatwave was causing everything to break down. They said it was going to be a long wait to get an AC expert to our home, so they suggested that we either stay in a hotel or get some backup cooling systems like window AC units. Fortunately, we had a couple of window AC units in our garage, but they were old and didn’t work very well. We used the best one in the living room because that’s where most of us were hanging out. We were still miserable, but the slight amount of AC from the window AC unit was better than nothing. We also had a bunch of stationary fans running as well as the ceiling fans working. The other window AC unit we used in the kitchen, but that cooling system hardly worked at all. When I felt like I couldn’t deal with sweating in the house any longer, finally we got a call from the HVAC company and they said a cooling expert was ready to come to our home if we still needed the service. I said of course we needed it and the cooling expert arrived within the hour. He was able to figure out the issue with the central cooling system and before we knew it, we had proper cooling in the house again and we were comfortable at last.