This may seem like an absolutely boring post to some of you, so I'll apologize in advance as I can't help myself. It's been really hot lately, so we've come to rely our air conditioner at night. In all of my years living around air conditioning (and I didn't grow up with it), this thing is the best product I've ever used.
In the past year since I first started using our Mr. Slim in our rental apartment (and blogging about it), I've grown even fonder of it.
Despite it's awkward appearance at the top of our walls, it really beats filling up the windows and it is ABSOLUTELY SILENT - all because the unit sits outside of our apartment, not inside. What lives on our wall is simply the very front end of the machine, where the cool air flows in from copper pipes that connect back to the main unit.
In our apartment we have three of these vent units (one for each room), so we only cool the rooms we're using. In addition to this energy saving, we cleaned ours this summer (easy) and heard from the AC expert who advised us that they are indestructible and last for years. We don't own our apartment, but if and when we do, I'd totally look into installing these babies.