Living in Southern California the Summer weather comes early and stays late- Recently I've been jumping into the car and flipping on the A/C only to enjoy a blast of extra hot air. I assure you, nothing is wrong with my air conditioning- it simply has been that hot, and tipping the 100s at the height of the afternoon. Where we live, in fact, most buildings built after 1980 have central air. Unfortunately, we do not live in one of those buildings. Starting the cooling process early in the morning, at sunrise, is crucial to keeping air flow and circulation. Unfortunately, I can't leave my house wide open when I go out to run errands, and but the time I get the box fans in the windows upon return I'm doing little more than blowing hot air.
Fans can work great, but they can also be an exercise in futility, and not everyone can afford the power or invest in a bulky and expensive air conditioner. I know our HOA does not permit 'window' units that hand out of the exterior of the unit, so our cooling options are very limited. When looking into cooling you typically pay per square foot, so cooling a home with Independent appliances is usually impractical for the modern family budget. Even worse, previous investments in costly stand alone air conditioners have proved a failure with expensive parts failure and bad warranties. Last Summer Momma Told Me to stop blowing hot air and invest in a more affordable cooling option; and evaporative cooler.
Evaporative Coolers are not right for everyone, but their optimal performance range (climates over 90F and humidity less than 30%) is ideal for our Southern California condo. Since I work out of the house, it's typically only me occupying a single room at any given time and the 125 sq ft coverage area of units like the Luma Comfort EC45S is just right. Not only does this space age, compact, air cooler have a discreet water basin to draw in moisture and cool outgoing air up to 25 degrees, but it's easy to operate as well. With 3 distinct air speeds and patterns, an 8 hour timer function, and 90 degree oscillation I will be able to keep my surroundings equally cool with minimal fuss.
How do you keep your home cool during the Summer?
What Daughter Says: Consider the right cooling solutions for your home and stop blowing hot air.