Earlier this summer, I wrote about Windmill, which I dubbed “the iPhone of air conditioners” due to its stylish and innovative WiFi-enabled design. My story took off, as sweaty quarantine dwellers Google-searched for ways to stay cool and also look cool.
Windmill has a waiting list a mile long — you can order now for next summer — but I finally got off the queue and installed the window AC recently in an Airbnb unit behind our house here in Los Angeles. Without any guests during the pandemic, the cottage is now my office/oasis from headlines, California fires and all those people in masks wandering like zombies down my street.
Here’s my take on Windmill, from installation to staying chill.
Before Windmill, the cottage had a portable AC with