WEll, typically, we get maybe three hot weeks each summer where you really need AC. As in, it gets to 95 (Or hotter) and stays there, doesn't get below 75 at night, so nothing cools down, etc. So a lot of people do rely on window units in the bedroom just to get through that period.<quoted text>I know. Different part of the country and all, but that seems so foreign to me. No central air. Installed after the fact. Every place I've ever lived, except one, has had central air. Houses and apartments.
But that kind of sucks -- makes it tough to open windows when you get a nice day.(Quite a few households will piece together cooling with 2,3, 4 window units.)
Remember the Midwest heat wave of 1995? 750 or so people died in Chicago from the heat. That three-week period, our AC (central AC) in the house we were renting died on the first day of the heat wave. It sucked.