At the same time I wanted a machine with a better SEER rating as well
I had no idea what misophonia was until a coworker explained it to me. I was relaying to him a story about our time in Summer camp as a child and how I would lose our mind at the various noses other campers would make at evening while I’d try to fall asleep. Granted, insomnia is enough to supply anyone frustration or rage, especially if it’s rampant and the triggers go unchecked… However, our reactions were more than that. My coworker said that people with misophonia have a strong emotional reaction to sounds that they find unpleasant, often being extreme, uncomfortable rage. Knuckle cracking, lip smacking, pen clicking, whistling, and finger drumming are all examples of sounds that used to drive myself and others deranged before I started seeing a therapist over our potential misophonia. She told myself and others that lots of people experience it, especially in response to environmental noises. Recently I had dire symptoms when listening to a noisy a/c through the wall our home office shared with our garage. The ambient noise from the a/c cycling was so loud and aggravating to myself and others that I had to find a up-to-date a/c that made a lot less noise. At the same time I wanted a machine with a better SEER rating as well. Thankfully our Heating and A/C business was able to find myself and others a good a/c with not only a good SEER rating but also whisper quiet while cycling. It’s a phenomenal machine and I never hear it when it runs, even if our home office is dead quiet with no other noises present.