Relying on old window air conditioners in a classroom

We don’t have the best air conditioning in the school where I teach.

In my classroom and many others, we are relying on an air conditioner window unit.

One of the staff needs to come in the morning to get it cranked up and going before classes begin, otherwise it’s going to be pretty warm for a good long while. I will wishfully set the thermostat on the machine to 73 degrees, but it never seems to make it below 75 degrees. It drips water on the carpet, and I know it’s working overtime in this southern heat! For now, we have to live with the cooling it provides, at least in those classrooms that rely on window air conditioners. I have to admit, there are better classrooms than others. I guess it has to do with how old or new each of the models are. well, I ended up getting stuck with one that isn’t doing very well. I’m just hoping the fall will come sooner rather than later. Then again, this far down south, occasionally it doesn’t come at all! Maybe, we could eventually invest in ductless mini split air conditioning units. That way, we don’t have to go through the trouble of getting ductwork throughout all these classrooms. I guess it is a dream for now, but I will talk to administration about it. The simple fact is, we need something better than these old window air conditioning units, even if it’s buying new ones! I just can’t wait for the cooling relief of fall and winter!

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