We've had AC problems, too. The pan that collects condensation rusted out (the AC unit is 30 years old) and we've had water leaking all over our carpet for over a week. We finally got someone to come look at it on Tuesday. Yep, that's broken. I'll order a new part. That's $75. Doh. But our homeowner's insurance is paying for a new air conditioner (yay!) that will be installed next Monday (AAAAAHHH). For a few days there, before we knew where the leak was coming from and whether it would hurt the AC/do unknown electrical damage, we had to turn it off. It was just about then Texas summer decided to rear its ugly head. We put the pups' kennel in the kitchen on the linoleum and put a small fan blowing indirectly on them. They seemed to weather our few non-AC days better than we did ^_^ We've got a bucket solution going for us now until the new unit is installed, but we're still keeping the air a little bit warmer than is comfortable and the fan on the dogs in the kitchen. When we do have a fully functional air conditioner, they stay in the kennel room (the dining room we never use) where the ceiling fan is on 24/7/365. And we're going to have to go carpet shopping sometime in the near future... the leak gave us a serious mold situation in the hallway right by the AC unit.