When I got my dog I thought he was going to be extremely brave and tough.
- He certainly had the body for it.
Little did I know, he would actually be a huge scaredy animal. And his worst enemy would be… the air conditioning system that we had installed last year at the end of the sweaty summer. Every time the heating, cooling, and air quality control system comes on, you’d better believe that he is out of here. The dog goes absolutely mad, running around the house, barking his brains out, and hiding behind furniture as soon as the high quality indoor air starts flowing. I honestly don’t know what’s come over him, because our old cooling system was not such a terror to the terrier. In fact, he used to snuggle up next to the air vents whenever we had the cooling system operating a few years ago. Since getting a more powerful indoor air handling device, it seems like my pooch has decided that he’s against heating, cooling, and air quality control solutions. I can’t tell you how many times I”ve tried to show him that the cold air feels nice and rapidly reduces his temperature when he’s panting his head off, but the presence of the cold air streaming through our air vents only seems to make him pant more with stress. I’ve even gone so far as to ask our heating, cooling, and ventilation worker if he had any options for silent cooling systems without any flowing air. Unfortunately, until we can afford a brand new heat pump, I don’t believe we’ll be reducing my dog’s heating and cooling distress. At this point, I’m just interested in dosing him with anti-anxiety meds for the entire hot and humid summer.