During my home inspection they tested the air conditioner by turning it on for about 10 seconds and then shutting it off. The inspectors explained that they can't do much more than that in "cold" weather. So I've always been wondering if it actually worked.

Today I found out. It was 90 degrees upstairs when I decided to shut the windows and kick on the air conditioner, set at 72 degrees. I'm happy to report that the place is cooling down nicely.

Yeay for the little things in life. I was honestly worried that I'd have to add this to the list of random things that don't quite work right around here.

Posted by jzawodn at August 28, 2004 04:23 PM

Reader Comments
# Barnaby James said:

I made a point of running the AC for a few days the week before my home warranty (included with the home purchase) ran out. All seemed to work ok then and the few hours I've run it since, although it sure is noisy! I expect I'll be using it today though (when I get home from work... :-()

on August 28, 2004 06:44 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yeah, mine's loud too. Luckily, I probably need it only a week each year or so.

on August 28, 2004 07:23 PM
# Michael Palmer said:

Man, you people in CA have it easy, in Houston, TX my A/C runs about 320 or so days a year, I have an electronic thermostat to save cash by turning it to 78 during the day and then back down to 73 in the awake time of the evenings and weekends and 74 at night. In the summer months my power bill is $190-220 a month for about 1400 square feet.

on August 30, 2004 09:13 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yeah, I've been to Houston in the summer and fall. I honestly don't know how you guys do it. The heat and humidity are insane.

on August 30, 2004 09:31 AM
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