Because of living in the northern part of the country, air conditioning is not really necessary. Although we get temperatures in the mid-nineties and brutal humidity, it doesn’t last very long. Rather than installing a whole-home central cooling system, I manage summer comfort with a window air conditioner in my master bedroom. I got by with the same window air conditioner for many years. Due to the age of the air conditioner, it was rather bulky and heavy. I stored the air conditioner in the attic for the winter. The attic stairway is extremely narrow, steep and difficult to navigate. My son would usually carry the air conditioner down from the attic and install it into my bedroom window for me. At the beginning of this past summer, my son was travelling for his job. He was unavailable to install the air conditioner. He wanted me to wait for him, but the outside temperature had climbed up to eight-six degrees, and I was having trouble sleeping at night. I decided I could manage the job on my own. I stuffed a towel under the air conditioner and dragged it across the attic floor. I then bumped it down the attic stairway one step at a time. I once again used the towel to pull the cooling unit down the hallway and into my bedroom. Lifting the air conditioner into the window was the most difficult part. The weight of the air conditioner proved too much for me and I ended up dropping it. Because the air conditioner bounced off a dresser before hitting the floor, it was irreparably damaged. I was initially very upset by this. However, when I went shopping for a new air conditioner, I was delighted by how compact and lightweight modern options are. The new air conditioner is easy for me to install on my own. It takes me less than ten minutes to set it into the window, and this air conditioner provides way more cool air. It is also makes less noise, effectively filters the air, is more energy efficient.