Sam and I are in the market for an air conditioner. Ugh, I know, but I did two summers sans air conditioner after college and while it did make me feel like I had conquered the entire world using only strawberry flavored dental floss and a pair of flip flops, I declared defeat sometime around last August 11th, when we realized we were spending so much more time in Sam’s 200 sq foot university apartment with air conditioner than at my nice, spacious, fully furnished apartment without. And it was making our summers (summer! my favorite time of the year!) miserable.
So! We know we have to get on that soon before every single air conditioner in the world goes up in price by about 4000%, but I haven’t known how to choose. They all look the same, they all supposedly work the same, they all seem like they’ll fall out of our window at any second after installation. But then this morning, I heard about the new Aros Smart air conditioner from Quirky and GE. It’s sleek, it comes with an app designed to help you save money (HUGE in my book) and will track your budget and temperature for you. Seeing as it will probably be close to a decade before we don’t have to use a window unit, I’m wondering if we should bite the bullet and go for the $300 price tag. The bestselling air conditioner on Amazon is half that, but for (hopefully) an investment that will pay off in energy and money savings for years to come…maybe it’s worth it?