S: We got another somewhat unexpected gift on our anniversary. Our air conditioner quit working. It was 25 years old so were weren't all that surprised, but we were hoping we could wait until the fall to replace it.Z: I knew our marriage was beautiful. But apparently it's so passionate that our experienced Trane Air Conditioner collapsed under the overwhelming hotness and emotional stress involved in the celebration of our second anniversary.
Here's the two 25 year old beasts that have served this house well:
Our temporary "AC" until we could get the central unit replaced:
S: With highs near 103 outside, it was in the upper 80s inside our house. It was HOT! Those nights without the AC were some of the worst nights of sleep I have ever gotten. It made me feel so...AmeriCan.
Z: Sloppily sleeping with the slick sweaty saltiness of sweat. Loads and loads of sweat.
And here's our new AC!
S: Luckily we only had to wait 3 days for the new unit to be put in and will be getting a rebate from the City of Austin plus a $1500 tax credit for making our home more energy efficient.
Z: The new Amana ASX16 is a 5 ton 16 SEER unit that uses the new R-410A coolant which will save us boat loads on our electric bill. Although due to the upfront costs we won't see the savings for another 7 years or so. In 2016 I expect to hear a big "Cha-Ching"