I had never considered central air conditioning. I made due with portable fans. There were days when it was far too hot to sleep. I live in an area of the country with short summer seasons, but the temperature can reach the high nineties with vicious humidity. One night, during a particularly hot spell, I noticed that my little terrier was coughing a lot, panting continuously and he was restless. The next morning, when he still wasn’t acting like himself, I decided to take him to the vet. My little dog enjoyed the car ride. I turned on the a/c because I worry he might try to jump out the window if it was down. He loved the a/c. He let it blow his ears black. When we walked into the clinic, he was acting more like himself. I explained the concern to the vet and he decided to run some tests. The results showed that my little guy had an enlarged heart as well as congestive heart failure. The vet put him on some medication, and offered tips that I could do to help him feel comfortable at home. One thing she stressed was that humid summer conditions would be a struggle for him. She recommended that I run an air conditioner. On the way home, I decided to invest in an air conditioning system for my home. I called to schedule an appointment with an HVAC contractor to have an air conditioner installed into my home. I was able to have an Air Conditioning serviceman come to my house first thing in the morning. The serviceman was a very helpful. He had my new central cooling system installed in no time. He explained how to operate the air conditioner, and all of the it on settings. That night I noticed that my dog definitely felt better. He was chasing his toys, running around, and looking healthy again. I also felt more comfortable and I slept better.