Usually, I have my boyfriend install my window air conditioning unit. While I am not really a high maintenance girlfriend and I like to do things for myself, this is just something that I have always allowed men to help me with. I don’t know anything about heating and cooling, and if it means I don’t have to lift that heavy box unit, then I’m all for accepting the help. Unfortunately, my boyfriend was out of town for a few weeks for work when the weather began to get really hot. There was an early, unseasonable heat wave that had temperatures as high as 80 degrees. After a day or two of the hot weather, I decided that I couldn’t wait for my boyfriend to come home and took a chance at setting up the window a/c unit myself. I thought I did a really good job, but the air conditioner did not seem that effective. No matter how high I turned up the settings, it never seemed to provide much relief. When my boyfriend returned, he told me that that was because I didn’t seal the edges. He had special products that he used to suction the edges of the window and make sure that no air was leaking in or out. As soon as he sealed the borders of the window unit, the air conditioning was in tip top shape. I could feel the cool air and was able to use less energy now that no air was escaping. Now I wish I had paid better attention to what my boyfriend was doing when he set up the window unit in the past. That would have made my week much more cool and pleasant. However, I really am lucky that I had him to come fix my errors.