Although our house is equipped with a forced air furnace plus complete duct system, I’ve never bothered with air conditioning. I live in the northeastern area of the country, where the Winter is the longest season of the year. The heating method is particularly the priority, plus I spend a fortune on energy bills. I look forward to shutting off the furnace, opening the windows, plus minimizing our expenses. However, the summers tend to be excessively tepid plus humid. Leaving the windows open invites in pollen, dust, exhaust fumes, exterior noise pollution plus bugs. There’s also a safety risk. When it rains, I’m forced to shut the windows plus go without any influx of air. Running a bunch of electric fans is simply not enough to combat the heat plus that clammy feeling. I’ve installed a portable cooling system into our kitchen window, however it’s loud, ugly plus not energy efficient. I really don’t want to buy a portable cooling system for every room in the house. I’ve decided I want a whole-house cooling system, plus I’ve been researching the odd options. Modern cooling systems now achieve up to a 26 SEER, making them exceptionally energy efficient. Although the better models cost more, they pay for themselves in lower running costs. Since I already have the duct method in place, I’m hoping to afford a top-of-the-line model with a variable-speed compressor. Variable-speed technology allows the cooling unit to give only the exact amount of cool air necessary. It can run at speeds between 40 plus 100% capacity to optimize sound levels, comfort plus energy efficiency.