Yeeahhh, not to be the humorless grumpasaurous over here, and certainly I thank the Bejeesus every summer that I don't live in NYC anymore; but if it's remotely possible for you to do without air conditioning, it is also infinitely better for the environment / your immune system / global warming / etc. I know when it's hot there is nothing like it, and the math is certainly eye-opening. Just a reminder that, y'know, the only costs aren't the ones that come out of your wallet. The idea that now most of Asia that doesn't have AC is getting it is enough to make me give up whatever hope I had left that we weren't going to completely destroy the planet in my lifetime.
It's not just about it being easy. It's an ethical viewpoint; I will choose to pay for these goods and services, but not these goods and services, and that music / artists don't have to be paid. Doesn't that bother you as an artist? It sure as hell bothers me. Are you making a living? If you're not, maybe you could be. If you are, you'd be making a better one. People are refusing to pay you for your work! FWIW, I worked in music publishing for a number of years and generally speaking, people have no clue when it comes to how important those licensing fees and royalties are for a musician's ability to make a living.