Out of all 365 days of the year my air conditioner truly did choose the worst day, or really the worst week to stop working.
I live in a hot and dry climate that commonly sees the temperatures easily soar to over 100 degrees during the hottest parts of the summer.
If you don’t have a central air conditioner, living in that kind of heat is almost unbearable. This is why everyone around in this area really is heavily reliant on the HVAC companies and most people around here are very careful with their air conditioners. If there is one thing that is for sure it is that the HVAC companies around here really do make a buck. Everybody is always having the air conditioning systems upgraded, tune-ups performed, and regularly inspected and maintained, all for the same reason, nobody wants their air conditioner to be the one that breaks when the heat comes, and it will come, it isn’t matter of if but when. Apart from all the HVAC work that is done, people around here generally brag about who has the best model of air conditioner. Nobody wants to go cheap and risk the heat. However for me, I got unlucky last year when I forgot to have my own air conditioning system upgraded, I normally do my best to keep up with it but it really slipped my mind this time, and right as we had a heatwave coming through that summer my air conditioner broke under the heat. The inside of the house quickly became like an oven and I ended up needing to stay at my girlfriends house until I could have my a/c repaired. Luckily my girlfriend had one of the best air conditioners around, but talk about a bad time to break!