One of the oddest sounds that reminds me of summer is the sound of our air conditioning unit turning on and off while we’re sitting by the pool in our backyard. It’s not the normal sound that would bring other people’s minds back to summer, but it is for me. I’ve always lived in a house with a swimming pool in the backyard, even when I was a young child. It was really important that my husband and I purchased a house with a swimming pool when we were house hunting numerous years ago. Swimming was one of my fondest memories and I knew it would be fun for our children as well. Like I expected, our condenser unit is right next to the pool. Every time it kicks into gear, I hear it. You really can’t miss the sound. I’ve grown to really love the soft hum that it makes. However, when I was sitting outside by the pool last week and I didn’t hear the condenser unit kick on, I became concerned. The more I thought about it, the more I remembered how warm it was inside our house. I assumed one of the kids touched the thermostat settings and changed the temperature, which was why it was feeling warm. However, our AC just wasn’t working and I didn’t realize until I was outside by the pool. I called the HVAC company immediately and asked them to come service the AC system. They said I called them just in time, because we could’ve had some serious AC damage if we neglected it.