Not everyplace needs an air conditioner

I’ve always lived in a warm climate so you can imagine my surprise when my husband and I went on vacation and stayed at a quaint cabin-style hotel in the Northeast and found out there was no air conditioner. There was a thermostat and we turned it all the way down but the A/C did not kick on. So we called the front desk and they informed us that there was no air conditioner, just a heater. They said we could open the window and turn on the fan and we would be comfortable. They said they “wished it got warm enough for an air conditioner” and then laughed. Sure enough, once we opened the window, it was nice and comfortable in the room within minutes. I have never really thought of that before but it makes sense. When I lived in the Southwest, I didn’t have a heater because I didn’t need one so is it really so strange that an air conditioner is not needed in the Northwest? I guess not. Out of curiosity, the next time we were traveling up North, I called a few of the hotels and asked and almost none of them had air conditioners. Most of the chain hotels did but the cute little cabin-style ones all did not. I much prefer the little cabin housings and, as they said, the air conditioner is not really needed anyway, so I booked at the same place I had stayed before. There is something nice about an ocean breeze blowing through your windows and cooling your vacation cabin.

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