AC For Those Hot Summer Days

airI remember the first time the air conditioner broke in my family’s home.  Unfortunately for us, it was late July, smack in the middle of the heat in the summer.  My family home houses 7 people – my parents, two brothers, two sisters, and me.  So when the air conditioner broke, all hell broke loose.  Although our home is pretty big and full of windows, the humidity of the summer just flows through the entire house.  During the day it’s bearable because we can just jump in the pool whenever it gets too hot.  It’s way worse at night because sleeping in heat is just something my family is not used to at all.  Pretty sure we found the best emergency air conditioning repair because yes, it definitely was an emergency.

I remember it so vividly because it was just such a horrible experience.  My sisters were still sharing a room, and they found it so unbearable that they decided to sleep in the basement which was substantially cooler.  Unfortunately, the rest of my family had the exact same idea, so the first night at around midnight, 7 of us were in the guest bedroom in the basement trying to figure out who would sleep where.  My parents decided that my sisters would get the room because they were down there first.  Instead of heading back to my bedroom on the top floor, I slept on the couch in the den.  My two brothers pumped up an air mattress and slept on the floor of the den.  My parents toughed it out, but their master bedroom was on the main floor which isn’t nearly as hot as the top floor.

My parents had already called a repair company the day before when the AC went out, but since it was the middle of summer, all the repair companies were extremely busy and told us they would get back to us as soon as they could.  Obviously after sleeping in an oven the night before, my parents called another company for air conditioning repair – st. Catherines this time because it was more local to us.  They were busy as well but came a couple of hours later when my family was resting by the pool.  Thank goodness they fixed it right away and we all got an amazing sleep that night.  This is one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog – to help out those who can’t afford or can’t find proper repair companies.  I don’t want you to have to go through what my family and I went through.