I will never be so grateful as the time that our a/c saved my skin on Halloween. I was actually 12 that Halloween when I decided to surprise my parents with pumpkin cookies. My parents were both at work still. I had at least 2 hours to work with, and this was my first time baking alone, but I was confident in my abilities. The cookies would have come out fantastically if I had not forgotten that I was baking. I remembered when I smelled something burning and saw a small plume of smoke making its way from the kitchen to the family room where I was enjoying TV. I ran into the kitchen, turned off the oven, and opened it releasing a huge cloud of smoke. I ran back out of the kitchen coughing and starting to panic. If I did not get all of this smoke out of the house, I would be in big trouble. The first thing I did was turn the A/C on. We had not been using it because the temperature was so cool, however that was my only hope for getting rid of the smoke smell. Then, I opened all of the windows and doors and then I set up our air purifiers so that they could blow the air out. To my relief, the smoke started to go away after a few minutes, and but the a/c did not get rid of the smell! The only thing I could think of was spraying tons of Febreze on the air filter. The a/c had spread the smoke smell all over the house, however now it would cover it up with Febreze. I am so ecstatic we got our a/c fixed a few weeks before. The previous a/c was so sluggish. My parents came home, and I never heard a word about it.