My children were traumatized when the AC system blew up at our house.
We were outside having a BBQ and some people were going in the house.
I remember the kids went inside the house to enjoy their food in the air conditioning and the next thing I knew, there was a huge explosion and the ground even rumbled. I ran into the house and made sure to get everybody out of there. I didn’t know if there was a fire or what but the whole house was filled up with smoke. I called out to make sure nobody else was in there and I could already hear the fire dept approaching as I heard the sirens. Thankfully everybody was accounted for and were okay but my children were crying. They had a hard time talking about what happened and how they felt about it, but we got them counseling. I was just going to replace the HVAC system, but my children said they didn’t want a regular HVAC, they wanted window AC units. I thought that was ridiculous because that would cause expensive energy bills. They begged to differ though, they said modern window AC units are actually quite energy efficient, they even have smart models with built-in smart thermostats that you can connect your phone to making temperature control adjustment easy. I ended up getting them a couple of smart window AC units, but I also had a ductless multi-split system installed. I explained it was a much safer HVAC and there was no way there would be an explosion with this system. They have actually grown to like it, but they still appreciate their smart window AC units the most.