I just moved into my entirely first studio apartment. I prefer knowing that I finally have a space that I can call my own, regardless of how tiny the interior is. I have a small oven and range and a full sized refrigerator, which is fantastic for storing extra food and drinks. My view from the sixth floor of my building isn’t bad either, there’s a small park down below filled with trees and small pond in the center. I arrived in early fall and got through the Wintertide months with a strong space furnace by my side. There was no cooling system installed when I first moved in and I figured I’d try to get through the warmer months with just open windows and strategically placed fans. I knew I was in for trouble when I couldn’t get past the hour week of May because of the constant night sweats and miserably warm days. I had little floor space for a portable cooling system so I knew that my only occasion on my budget was a window cooling system. I measured my window and set off to buy an A/C at my local hardware store the same afternoon. I found the cheapest model in that size, threw it in my cart, and off I went. I installed it right when I got beach house and turned it on. That’s when things went south. The sound of that unit starting up was literally deafening. The force of the air stream was so strong it right away threw sheets of paper around my apartment. I had to turn it down and tried to fiddle with the settings to see if I could somehow get it to run at a slower speed however still cool my air as efficiently and quickly. Sadly, at any lower settings I just couldn’t get enough cooling power, my place would start feeling warm again. I took the cooling system back to the hardware store and spent extra to get a unit designed to run quietly. It’s nice to finally have an cooling system in here that is both strong however also quiet enough for me to sleep soundly at night.