Over the past month, a neighbor and I had to have an AC installation in Brooklyn because our air conditioners both malfunctioned. Coincidentally, we both had an air conditioner that was made by the same company. Other people across the country who had the same kind of air conditioner were experiencing the same problems. There have been talks about forming a class action lawsuit against the company who makes this particular air conditioner. I’ll see if anything actually comes from that, but I won’t hold my breath. For the mean time, my neighbor and I opted to get an air conditioner that was made by a different company.

My neighbor already had a company in mind to do the installation, as she had been looking for one as soon as her air conditioner first started having problems. I’m the kind of person who will wait until things get a little …