I just moved to a new house, further south, and I wasn’t prepared for the heat. My house was not equipped with some sort of central air conditioner, but I didn’t think it was going to be a problem. While living more north, I had always gotten by using a furnace in the winter, and opening the windows to let in a breeze during the warmer months. Once I moved, I realized that my house had no HVAC system at all. My real estate agent assured me that I should not get cold enough in the wintertime to require a heating unit. She said I should buy a portable air conditioner to handle how hot it is in the summer. When the summer temperatures and humidity started, the house quickly became exceptionally uncomfortable. I tried to manage with a lot of electric fans and opening the windows, but it wasn’t going to cool down the residence. I found it to be almost impossible to sleep, and I was constantly sweating. When I noticed condensation coming down my window panes and mold spots at the sills, I knew I needed to buy air conditioning. I bought a set of compact window units, and hoped that would be sufficient. Unfortunately, these air conditioners were only able to cool one room a piece. I knew that I needed a solution for the whole house. I then contacted a neighborhood HVAC contractor to provide a particular estimate for central air conditioning. Purchasing and installing central air conditioning was a major investment, but it certainly advanced the comfort of my home. I can now simply adjust the thermostat for the ideal temperature and the cooling equipment handles the work. I no longer deal with excessive humidity, and I certainly sleep much better.