I’ve been in really hot and uncomfortable situations and I’m here to tell you that nothing does the job of cooling me down better than air conditioner. In my life, I have found that there is no substitute to air conditioner when you are in a very hot environment, especially when the environment is hot and humid. There are times when I have had to go without air conditioner. I could set fans up everywhere and still get hardly any relief. About the closest I ever came to some semblance of air conditioning in those conditions was putting a bowl of ice in front of a powerful box fan! If you’re desperate to get cool in the place with no air conditioner I’d give it a try, though that ice may melt quick. Remembering those times when there was no climate control available makes me dedicated to ensuring that the air conditioner that I now enjoy will last as long as possible. Air conditioner is a great luxury to me and I do not take it for granted in the least. As long as the HVAC company that I do business with is very talented and faithful to my needs, I will pay them what they ask for their services. I make sure everything gets done in terms of maintenance on my air conditioner: changing air filters, cleaning out the air ducts, basic maintenance and parts replacement, anything necessary to keep my machine running well, because I know the end result is air conditioned bliss no matter what the temperature outside.