I knew it would be hard to get my wife to buy a new air conditioner for the den. She was constantly complaining about the bills and the finances. I knew she wasn’t going to be thrilled to find out that the air conditioner wasn’t working properly. We had an old window air conditioner in the den. It worked well enough to keep the room cool. In fact, the window air conditioner worked well for many years. Until recently, we never had any issues with the cooling machine. A few weeks ago, my parents came to visit and stayed in the den. My dad said the air conditioner wasn’t working very well. I didn’t have time to look at the air conditioner until after he left to go home. Now I know we have some serious issues, because I’m almost sure the air compressor is shot. With these types of air conditioners, it’s cheaper just to replace the whole machine. We can wait a few months to buy the new air conditioner, but we won’t be able to wait for too long. My wife and I always have summer visitors, and the season is right around the corner. All of our friends stay in the den, because we use the space as guest quarters. The space is nice actually. It has a large flat screen television, pull out sofa bed, and a bathroom. It’s nicer than most of the cheap hotels around this area. I wonder if I could talk my wife into buying a mini-split ductless HVAC unit for the den. I know it can be expensive, but it would last a whole lot longer.