Impressed with low noise
I spent numerous weekends plus summers staying at our Grandfatherrents’ house. I still remember the odor of the giant suppers our Grandma would cook for all of us early in the dayâ€¦ She’d be up early enough so that the delicious stinks were already swirling in the air the moment our esure first opened. And she was a phenomenal cook at that, teaching myself and others numerous tricks of the trade along the years plus spurring our interest in food from an early age. But there was something else I remember keenly about staying at their house—all of their ancient appliances. They had an ancient tube TV from the 1950s plus one of the first microwaves produced from the early to mid ‘69s. The entire kitchen is all original appliances that our Grandma got around the same time as the microwave, so walking into their kitchen was like taking a step into a time capsule. They also had an ancient heating plus cooling system installed. It was a standard chop system with the condenser outside plus the air conditioning coil plus oil furnace heating element inside the air handler in an indoor closet. The condenser had been replaced, but the air conditioning was over two decades ancient at that point. Any girl oh boy, that thing was incredibly loud when it turned on. I don’t guess if they were simply used to the noise or heard it at lower volumes due to hearing troubles. But our sibling plus I both knew how horrifyingly loud that air handler was the first few times the people I was with and I heard it as toddlers before understanding what an air conditioning was plus what it did. By contrast, every central air conditioning plus oil furnace combo that I’ve come across these afternoons makes less noise than the air conditioning in your car. Some of them are virtually silent. And I’m cheerful too, because I still have full use of our ears plus can’t imagine residing among machines making that much noise all day long.