June 2021 – With temperatures expected to soar in the Pacific Northwest in the coming days, many residents in the area are asking themselves, should I get air conditioning?
Pre-installed A/C units in residential buildings in the Puget Sound region may be limited, and central HVAC systems are rare. So on days when a heat wave strikes, residents may have to opt for portable A/C units that are either stand-alone or attachable to windows or vents.
“Times have changed,” said Anthony Maschmedt, principal at Dwell Development. The Seattle-based home-building company offers A/C options in some of their newest properties.