For a long time, I got by with an ancient, portable air conditioner. The air conditioner was bulky, seriously heavy however undoubtedly powerful. Once it was installed into the window, it could practically cool the entire home. However, it was noisy & used a tremendous amount of energy to run. It gave undoubtedly few features beyond low or high speed operation. I stored the portable air conditioner in our attic. Every Springtime, I’d need to haul that heavy piece of machine down a undoubtedly narrow & steep set of stairs. In the fall, I’d struggle to reverse the process. In order to train athletic activity the air conditioner, I’d need to set it on a towel & slide it across the floor. Bumping it down the attic stairs was a rather risky & dangerous process. In order to set the air conditioner into the window, I’d first lift it onto a chair. I’d then haul it the rest of the way, using all our strength, & I’d often hurt our back. Two years ago, I pushed a bit too hard & shoved the air conditioner right through the window. Apparently the window frame was a bit rotted, & the air conditioner ended up falling to the concrete two stories below. I was lucky that it didn’t land on our car. I was not cheerful about needing to purchase a new air conditioner. I was pleasantly surprised by the options available at the local hardware store. Modern portable cooling units are compact, lightweight & exceptionally energy efficient. They are quiet to operate, & offer all sorts of convenient features.