As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, there are a few things you can count on: cravings for popsicles, the smell of barbecues flooding your neighborhood, and sweltering heat that makes staying inside unbearable. So you can count on yourself to break: you’ll stock your freezer with popsicles, accept invitations to every barbecue on the block, and at some point, you’ll buy an air conditioner.
In theory, any kind of air conditioner is fine. They all do the same thing, right? Well, not really. Knowing the kind of air conditioner you need means you need to think about your space, your budget, and possibly even your lease requirements. So before you hit the store in a sweaty rage and dedicate your paycheck to an air conditioner that won’t work for you, here are a few questions to ask yourself about air conditioning: