When better than the middle of a heat wave to consider the window air conditioner? Even those who eagerly await the arrival of summer could do without the hassles of installing, living with, and storing traditional window units. As it turns out, a local design firm feels your pain and is well on the way to bringing you relief from cumbersome AC units. Electrical engineer, industrial designer, and DT Philly volunteer Don Pancoe is part of the team behind Noria—a slim, quiet, programmable unit that is easy to handle, preserves the view from your window, and includes a fresh air mode for days when you don’t need the AC. People seem intrigued by Noria’s possibilities…the Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns raised 587 percent more than the design team sought.