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Rent an Air Conditioner?

published May 12, 2009
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We’ve long resisted the temptation to get a window AC unit but we know plenty of people who haven’t. So we were interested to read about a Boston company that is renting AC units for the summer…

This morning’s Daily Candy post alerted us to a company called RentAnAC. In operation since 2006, RentanAC rents window air conditioning units starting at $125/summer. The cost includes delivery, installation, and removal. And perhaps most enticingly, RentAnAC promises prompt repair or replacement should the unit fail.

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We’re still not quite sure this business makes a ton of sense but perhaps the ease of use makes it worthwhile. It would also be a great solution for small space dwellers who don’t have room to store a unit in the off-season. We’d be curious to know if they can meet the demand of a heat wave, when people suddenly decide they need an AC.

RentAnAC can also install your own unit; this service starts at $75.

For more information, check out the RentAnAC website here.

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