Vacation at a beach house with minimal air conditioning

I recently went on vacation with my family at this beach house about an hour outside of town.

We live near the coast, but this house was literally positioned on the shore! It was a lovely place to be if you’re a naturalist, but if you prefer your modern conveniences like wireless internet and satellite TV, it likely isn’t for you. See, I enjoy getting away from most new technology every now and then as a break for my body and my mind. However, I still want a few things to stay – namely, reliable air conditioning! This beach house, however, did not have that. There were two of these tall cooling towers positioned in the common room of the beach house, which would act as the cooling system for the entire house at once. To be fair, the beach house wasn’t any larger than this common room and a few bedrooms as well as a bathroom. However, with six people staying in this little house, these portable air conditioning systems weren’t going to cut it! I had to reach out to the owner of the rental home and ask if there were any fans, or maybe even a window A/C unit that I could install. Fortunately for us, there was a ductless mini-split system installed – it was just hidden behind a false wall! I’ve never seen anything like that before, but the homeowner explained that he didn’t want people to abuse the small air conditioning unit if he could help it. Since I had my family there, he was sympathetic to my needs for proper air conditioning. Once the ductless mini-split system was running, the air quality was significantly better in the beach house.

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