I can remember none too long ago when every day brought a renewed onslaught of arctic winds and endless snows. I remember having to clear off my car every morning before I headed to work, my blood pressure driving up from a mix of rage and my body’s scramble to maintain my core temperature. Oh, yes. I remember begging anyone that would listen for the Winter Wonderland to leave us and for the touch of summer sun I so craved to move in to take its place. Unfortunately, I got my wish not too long ago.
British scholar S.F. Markham wrote that “The greatest contribution to civilization in this century may well be air conditioning” in 1947. I cannot help but agree with him now that my AC is on the fritz and I am boiling alive. I live in Brooklyn near the old building of the publishing company that received the first modern AC unit back in 1902 from Wills Carrier. My house is pretty new and like most new houses in a temperate climate, features a central air system that was built into it. When I moved in they told me the central heating and cooling would generate temperature differentials through the entire house, unlike the way a furnace room works. “That’s great”, I thought. The only problem? The AC does not work.
I have put up with no air conditioning for nearly three weeks. Now, with temperatures reaching nuclear I am looking into an Ac repair service. It’s three o’clock in the morning now, but I am extremely tempted to call a 24 hour air conditioning service that can not only repair the source of my arctic relief but also set up an air conditioning maintenance schedule. By engaging in air conditioning preventive maintenance, I am hoping to avoid this issue ever again. The best thing about the AC repair service my neighbor told me about is that they do not only repair work, but duct cleaning, replacement installation, and maintenance on heating components as well. Thank goodness!
I know I have only myself to blame, but if I have to deal with this heat any longer I may become violent. So for myself and those that I love, my poor cat included, I am going to call the AC repair service and restore a semblance of peace and comfort to my home. “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get”, wrote Sci fi author Robert Heinlein. Well, I intend to make them one in the same. Read more articles like this.