There aren’t a lot of things that are worse than dealing with a hot house during the summer.
This might be mitigated a bit by where you live.
For me, no HVAC cooling is not really an option. Sure, I can tough out even a few days without air conditioning if I have to. But, it’s not me that I was all that concerned about when our air conditioning went out over a month ago. I was worried about my very pregnant wife. This poor woman has dealt with all sorts of challenges and obstacles with our first child. We even had it figured out that we would get pregnant in the summer as to avoid being big pregnant during the heat season. But mother nature had different plans. We got pregnant right away and we were looking at the last trimester being spent inside the air conditioning. Then my wife was put on bedrest. This was not part of the plan either. I even had the HVAC company come out and put in a smart HVAC so she could adjust the thermostat remotely from her phone. But it was the text that the air conditioning was completely out that pushed me a bit over the edge. Thankfully, the HVAC company we count on came through for us. Our HVAC unit needed a special part so they put a mobile air conditioner in our bedroom for no charge while they ran down the part. These HVAC professionals are just the best and I can’t thank them enough. Due to their commitment, my wife didn’t have to suffer yet another deviation from the plan. And she and the baby were comfortable.