Air conditioning is essential round these parts. There is no way around that. This summer has been the tine for us to really realize this. We have fixed the AC in both our cars and had someone here three times for our home AC. We resisted and held off as long as possible on our home's AC since we are in the middle of trying to sell our home. I figured if we could just hold out till the home and AC unit are no longer ours we'd be doing good!!! Well as true as that may have been it was not possible. We've spent a good deal of money on all these stupid repairs. Makes the thought of renting and not being responsible for such things a little more appealing.