Yesterday we talked to the first set of people about getting an A/C unit to avoid the expense of last summers vet visits. The guy gave us a first blush estimate of waaay more than I was expecting. We even got some vintage sexism out of the deal. The reason we were talking straight A/C in the first place was to get a baseline for the cost differential on going to geothermal heating. It's starting to look like a pretty viable option with that crazy A/C number (which is still less than taking the cat to the emergency vet a couple of times in 90 degree heat).