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Do you A.C.

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Do you A.C.?

Yes - Central air, baby
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49%
Yes - But only in one room
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31%
No - I'm always cool
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20%
 
Total votes : 45

Do you A.C.

Postby Bette » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:31 am

It's hot. You're hot. We're all hot. Do you run an air conditioner at home? Or get by with fans and misters?
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Postby skrattypants » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:28 pm

i won't be happy until i can run a zamboni through my living room.
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Postby Billy Shears » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:45 pm

I spent the weekend with a chainsaw and a four-foot stump. Three days, two chains, five tanks of gas and a lot of digging later, I have a hole about six feet across and four inches deep at the highest point.

Without that central air, I wouldn't be walking around today.

Well, without the central air, a few gallons of fluids, LOTS of workbreaks, and all those midday showers, that is. I remember now why I got out of construction. This stuff is a lot more fun when you can stop anytime you want.
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Postby blunt » Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:56 pm

I don't like my brain juice to boil.
I crank the cool until my nipples harden and my you-know shrinks.
Then off again until my Doritos go soggy in an unopened bag.
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Postby Bette » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:17 pm

I live in a first floor flat surrounded by porches and trees and I find that I can get by without an AC. I try to minimize my exposure to AC though, lest I get acclimated to a cool comfort zone. Lemonade and bourbon help, too.
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Postby Michael Patrick » Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:32 pm

I am so a heat wimp. Cold I can take, but heat and humidity are more than I care to subject my tired old self to. So central air was right at the top of the list of must-haves when we were house hunting...
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Postby snoqueen » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:33 pm

No AC, just a tree.

I agree with Bette, it's better not to be in too much AC and spoil yourself if you don't have it at home.

My job is really really hot, I work over a fire and they don't AC the back shop. You get used to it and hardly notice, oddly. When I walk up front where they have air, it feels like walking into a refrigerator.
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Postby Bwis53 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:42 pm

Naked with the air on! When I was a kid, a fan and icewater kept me comfortable. Middle age has made me less heat tolerant.
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Postby supaunknown » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:39 pm

The place we're moving to has a central air unit dated the year I was born. It's a Sears & Roebuck from freakin' 1969. It works though.

Anti-Christ!!!
The Big AC!
Anti-Christ!!!
The Big AC!
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Postby lunatic fringe » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:59 pm

I voted AC baby because during allergy season, I can't breath without.

However, what's really saved my pocketbook is finishing the basement into a living space. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer. Worth every dime and lovin it!
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Postby saltman » Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:33 pm

supaunknown wrote:The place we're moving to has a central air unit dated the year I was born. It's a Sears & Roebuck from freakin' 1969. It works though.

See how often you feel like running it. A unit that old is likely to cost an arm and a leg to keep the space comfortable. It was ineffecient when it was built and it's only gotten worse with time.
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Postby white_rabbit » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:46 pm

No AC and I'm melting. I live in a first floor apartment that is reasonably shaded. I keep the windows closed during the day and the drapes shut while I'm at work to keep as much of the hot out and then open the windows in the early evening. It works when the temperature is in the low 80's and 50-60's at night. But not so much with the temps in the 90's.
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Postby Paco » Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:55 pm

Since I�m not home during the day, no use turning on the AC. A fan works just fine. Plus I still have too many trees in my yard. Much prefer this to the crappy winter we have. In the winter all I feel like doing is eating and going to bed early.

It�s just beautiful in the morning, now if we just had that 365 days a year I�d stay here forever.

Orange sugar-free popsicles are the best. I've had 3 already today.
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Postby svetlana_banana » Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:00 pm

My heat tolerance must be a lot higher than most folks, but I don't see it as hot enough for AC yet. Mine won't get used unless it hits 100. I'm not saying that it's not warm--in fact, jogging hasn't been terribly pleasant lately, but when I'm sitting in my house, the ceiling fan suffices.
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Postby lunatic fringe » Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:04 pm

Paco wrote:Orange sugar-free popsicles are the best. I've had 3 already today.
Eww...as in frozen chemically laden orange flavored cancer sticks?

Ick.
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