|Our six-day forecast|
See those temps above?? This is NOT the time to have no air conditioning.
Our house is covered in a dark brown, composite siding. It's unbelievably hard, and absorbs heat. At the end of the day, the heat radiates into the house. Even with a working unit it's in the 80s in our house in late afternoon when it is this hot outside. It's miserable! I think it's a combination of poor insulation and the fact that there is only 1 vent each in the living room and kitchen. There is one in each bedroom, and they stay cool. It's the main living area that is a problem.
But anyway, I called the repairman that fixed our refrigerator. Yes, the mixup with what day the part would be in was frustrating, but miscommunication happens and I've heard many good things about this man. And I already know his rates are reasonable. So, I called. He could have come right then but it takes me an hour to get home from work, and by that time he wouldn't have enough time before his next set appointment to do anything, so he's coming first thing in the morning. Hopefully it's something minor (read: inexpensive) and easily fixed. We just can't take that much heat!
Oddly enough, the a/c unit is acting just like the refrigerator did - the compressor works (thank goodness!) but not the fan. Strange.