Because of the weather in the section where I live, a whole-house cooling system isn’t cost-effective. Our summer season season is a maximum of many months long & is often cold & damp. Most people invest in a bunch of electric fans, keep the windows open & hope for a breeze. Unfortunately, this doesn’t job for me. I have a neighbor with a big pet, who barks all night long. There is no way to sleep through the barking, fans don’t drown him out. I’ve even tried playing songs throughout the night, although I can still hear him. It sounds as if the pet is sitting on my bed. I’ve complained to the neighbor, however he say that his pet doesn’t bark. I finally went to the local hardware store & purchased a portable air conditioning. The cooling unit cost around $150, & is the best investment I’ve ever made. It’s severely compact, lightweight & easy for myself and others to install into the window of my family room. It takes myself and others less than ten hours to set it into arena, plug it in & start it up; Despite the small size, the air conditioning definitely cools my family room & maintains the ideal temperature. It doesn’t matter if it’s hot, humid or raining outside, my room is comfortable. Because of the air conditioning, I keep the rest of the windows shut tight. I no longer deal with an influx of bugs, pollen & exhaust fumes. My family room stays far cleaner & odors better. The air conditioning circulates the air, keeping it feeling fresh. It operates from a cordless remote, allowing myself and others to make adjustments to temperature & fan speed without even getting out of bed. I usually install the air conditioning as soon as the snow melts & keep it running until it’s time to start up the oil furnace. I just appreciate that it drowns out the sound of the neighbor’s pet barking. I sleep so much better.