I live in Lowell, Massachusetts and it gets really cold here.
- I am super glad that I live in a colder state though.
We do get about two months of summer where it can get into the 80s. It is warm enough to enjoy the summer, but not so hot that I need an air conditioner. Honestly during the hotter parts of the year I just open the windows and let a fresh breeze roll in. At night I have a few box fans that the members of the family can use. That is it as far as cooling in Lowell. In my opinion, we just don’t need it. Major businesses end up purchasing cooling systems because they sort of have to. The local shops and businesses need to keep everyone happy after all. It is a shame though, they could save quite a bit of money cutting cooling out of the equation. It is a shame there isn’t a cheaper way to cool. Basically there are box fans, window AC and a full blown cooling system. I know there is a small restaurant in town that gets by with a probable cooling system that hooks into the wall. Yes it is ugly and not that powerful, but the money they save each year is probably worth it. Really when you live in Lowell, MA, the priority should only and always be heating. My house currently has three heating systems in it after all. I never had been in a home with air conditioning until I traveled to a different state to visit an old friend of mine.