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Anyone use Air Conditioning?
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Jimbob    Posted 07-07-2003 at 14:34:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have it, but notice most around us do not have AC.

Ludwig    Posted 07-08-2003 at 14:33:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, april to november? Geez if I get around to cleaning the A/C by June its only because we've had an early heat spell. This year I cleaned it because it got into the 90's and the unit could only keep us at about 85, it was pretty hot in here.
I live in an apartment so A/C is fairly vital, the apartment will get hotter than outside real easy. We'd been gone a week and it was 85 in here when we got home, it was 75 outside...

Ours is an 8500 btu wall mount unit. The apartment is like 600 sqft. I wouldn't want a smaller unit I think that ours works too hard as it is. I've considered a small window unit for the bedroom.

For those that keep the house icy... Frankly its folks like you that make us dependant on oil from other countries. Sure its "only" electricity, but where do you think it comes from? I cool the apartment off some and take the humidity out of the air but generally keep it 78-80 which I find quite comfortable once the humidity is down.
Sure, sure its a free country, you can do whatever you want, but no complaining about gas prices, or going to war or electric prices or nuke power.

KellyGa    Posted 07-08-2003 at 11:14:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you kidding? I have a window unit in every room,I prefer thoe, reminds me of childhood days. There is nothing like comig in from working otside and throwing your shirt over one of those babies! WOOOEEEE! Instant relief. Anyway thats so everybody can be comforable. I tend to be hot natured, so I can freeze somebody out real easy. So they can keep their rom whatever temp they want. :)

hay    Posted 07-07-2003 at 16:44:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
it would be hard to get comfortable without a/c here in SE Texas. often the humidity levels exceed the temperature and make you feel like you been sprayed with glue. just plumb sticky. like someone else said a/c is used from about april to november fairly steady. i could not imagine life without it now, although we did not get a/c installed until the early 1970's.

LH    Posted 07-07-2003 at 16:07:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep we have and use it, my wife and daughter neither one tolerate the heat, but I prefer it only cool enough to take some of the humidity out of the house

MikeH-Tx    Posted 07-07-2003 at 15:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, there are a few of us in Texas using air
conditioning, maybe 99% east of the Pecos. However,
we get to turn it off in November when the first blue
norther blows in and then we switch to heaters until

MikeH-Tx with correction    Posted 07-07-2003 at 15:28:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Alright, maybe I was exaggerating a little. We usually
get from 3-5 months a year without any heat or AC.
Hard to remember in mid July.

Randy    Posted 07-07-2003 at 15:10:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have it and use it. Doesn't matter to me about the cost. I work in the heat all day and need a bit of a break.

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-07-2003 at 17:04:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wholeheartedly agree 100%, but my wife does keep it a little too kool sometimes. There are nights here that it's 70 outside and 59 inside. But yes, spare no expense we are gonna have AC

Donna from Mo    Posted 07-07-2003 at 14:47:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where are you? We've never had air conditioning in our lives, but most people think we're crazy. I just don't want the big electric bills. Last week it was close to 100 several days, so it was pretty warm in the house!

Jimbob    Posted 07-07-2003 at 14:57:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm in northern, lower Michigan. I have not any shade trees & house will get to 95+F degrees late afternoon when above 90F out. It costs about an extra $50 a month & we use it from June 15 to Sept 15. It does not come on past 9 or 10pm at night with a few exceptions. We keep the house at 78 degrees & have 16" insulation in the ceiling, normal 4" in the walls. We do have a lot of windows, however most are double 'E' glass, high-efficiency type.

TxTruker    Posted 07-07-2003 at 18:39:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in south central Texas and we use the AC all year round except when it is very cool or cold. I work outside and when I am home I want to enjoy the cool all I can. We keep the bedroom cold enough that we use a blanket at night.

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