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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
14
31%
No - I'm always cool
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20%
 
Total votes : 45

Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:30 am

This thread takes me back to the days when I was living in a tiny attic apartment in Chicago. The first summer was brutal, I couldn't afford an air conditioner. I had like three fans on me at night, and I still had trouble sleeping.

By the second summer, I bought an air conditioner for my bedroom. The rest of the apartment would be steaming hot, but my bedroom was cold enough I could almost see my breath. I'd pull a cooler of beer into my room and watch baseball games on the tube, just so I wouldn't have to endure the heat in the rest of the apartment. Unfortunately, the bathroom was still hot hot hot...

By the third summer I had a second air conditioner so that the whole apartment was cool.
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Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:45 am

FYI-- Sears is having an appliance sale. AC units on sale and no payments or interest for a year. If the local store is sold out, they can be purchased through Sears.com and will be delivered to you home in a few days.
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Postby AmyW » Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:12 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:FYI-- Sears is having an appliance sale. AC units on sale and no payments or interest for a year. If the local store is sold out, they can be purchased through Sears.com and will be delivered to you home in a few days.


Thanks, Ned. That's something to look into.
But no Stephen King reference? :wink:
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Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:55 pm

AmyW wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:FYI-- Sears is having an appliance sale. AC units on sale and no payments or interest for a year. If the local store is sold out, they can be purchased through Sears.com and will be delivered to you home in a few days.


Thanks, Ned. That's something to look into.
But no Stephen King reference? :wink:


OK since you asked nicely:

"Oh yes, we all float - and when you're down here with us, you'll float too!"

But seriously, check ou that Sears thing. We got a unit for our downstairs and one for the upstairs bedroom for approx $700 delivered right to our door.
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Postby Billy Shears » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:00 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:"Oh yes, we all float - and when you're down here with us, you'll float too!"

No, that way lies madness.
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Postby AmyW » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:19 pm

Billy Shears wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:"Oh yes, we all float - and when you're down here with us, you'll float too!"

No, that way lies madness.


That's got to be one of the creepiest movies ever made. Not so bad as a book, but jeez.... It's enough to make you shiver.
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Postby Beer Moon » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:43 pm

Granted I don't have a huge room, but the 6,000 BTU window unit I snagged from Home Depot a couple years ago does an outstanding job in my apartment. Cost like $100. Not sure you have to spend an arm and a leg to get a couple rooms taken care of, depending on your house/apt.

I run it quite a bit, and my electric bill last month was $60, and that includes a PC that's on near 24/7. I expect a bit more this month due to the weather, but it's pretty efficient. Turns off when it gets to a certain temp, has a fan option to just pull air from outside on cool nights, etc.

Plus I can take it with me. I let it do 2 rooms when it's just the humidity. Lately, I close the door and just do 1 because otherwise it runs nonstop in this heat.
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Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:46 pm

AmyW wrote:It's enough to make you shiver.

Therein solving your heat problems. Stephen King kicks ass.
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Postby AmyW » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:49 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
AmyW wrote:It's enough to make you shiver.

Therein solving your heat problems. Stephen King kicks ass.


Thank you, sir.
The three year old doesn't like to share my attention with anything other than her, so I think we'll keep using the window unit during the day.
:)
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Postby bmasel » Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:58 pm

Place has Central Air, but as it's well shaded, I don't think it's been on more than 1/2 hour total so far this year.
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Postby Dirty Dusty Rhoads » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:38 pm

I moved in with the lady some months back. She has a nice little condo with central air. It is nice. Better then the shit-hole I rented in Middleton. The wall a/c was louder then hell and and never worked worth a damn.

Speaking of that shitty apartment...never in live Springtree Apartments in Middleton. They suck.
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Postby Violet_Skye » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:51 am

Sucking is a definition of the apartment experience in general.
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Postby FaeryGurl » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:08 pm

I would have toughed it out, but my poor pooch is ailing... and I couldn't stand the thought of her suffering through this heat.
So I broke down and bought a window unit.... for her, of course.
I do have to admit that I've slept much better since we got it.
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Postby blunt » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:52 pm

All I know is this:
Air conditioner plus Yello plus microwave: fine.
Add in computer and Magic Bullet: search for circuit box.
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Postby Bwis53 » Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:09 pm

blunt wrote:All I know is this:
Air conditioner plus Yello plus microwave: fine.
Add in computer and Magic Bullet: search for circuit box.


That's why, today, I was only going to Farmer's Market, so I turned on the air. When I got back, I peeled off all my sweaty stuff and toweled off infront of the AC ! My landlord was painting outside (bless his heart) and the guy next house over was gardening! I've got a brick building, some shade, east facing side so I only run my air intermitently.
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