Sunday, July 18, 2010
Air + Water New Air 14000H
I'll admit that I was excited when Air + Water asked to send me their top of the line New Air 14000H portable air conditioner for nada, especially since I'd been mulling over purchasing a similar unit to cool The Future Studio. I was so looking forward to watching the 14000H shoot rainbows and ice cubes and had already picked out exactly where it would live in the garage, among my canvases and easels and paint cans and work muck.
Before I go any further, though, I should tell you that the company didn't actually require me to endorse their product, let alone make the specific rainbow claims that I've been suggesting over the last few days. They did ask if I would mention that it's delivered by unicorn, and I said, "No problem-o, as long as I don't have to pay shipping," which, just so you know, I did not. They explained it's the reason their product is so wildly successful, because there's nothing quite as charming as having a cooling unit delivered by a filthy white animal with a horn on it's head and, to be honest, I think that they're on to something.
So they're smart business people, too.
Below is a short video of what the unit looked like after it was unwrapped from Artex and installed in our Guest Bedroom. But wait a minute, you say, I thought you were installing it in The Studio? Well.
Our (young!) central air conditioner took a dive today, the same day, I'd like to point out, that we'd put aside to install the new portable Air + Water unit in The Garage Studio. I AM SO NOT MAKING THIS UP.
Andrew and I were sweating our balls off by the time that we figured out that something was really wrong, and don't tell me that I'm technically balless, because balless is not a word, technically, so suck it, YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT.
Which is, that it took about five minutes to install the 14000H, and we discovered that it totally spanks two zone central air conditioning, in terms of our pocketbooks. Especially when you consider that nearly all of our time is spent in a small area on the second floor. Even with good insulation, our 1920s home stays about ten degrees hotter upstairs than downstairs, so we're realizing that this unit makes a lot of sense for us -- even after we have our central air conditioner repaired. Plus, it has a number of additional features, too, like a remote control, dehumidifier, fan, and heater.
Oh, and it rolls. The bad boy even has wheels.
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