We have a "swamp cooler" instead of an air conditioner. It works great and even puts moisture into our dry air. It's been on a few times when things have gotten unbearably hot. It can be 100 outside and with the swamp cooler, it will be about 70 inside. I love this thing!!!
I put the a/c on for about 2 days. Today it is absolutely beautiful out so I turned it off and openned the windows. I will only turn it on when the inside temp is over 85. When it gets that hot and is sticky, I can't stand it anymore and I cave in and turn it on for some relief.
Not yet, although it was quite warm last night. We do have a house fan that really pulls the cool air in, especially at night. When I start getting irritable and unable to move, then it's time to turn it on!
Living in Texas, I would have to say YES!! It is can get really hot here. NO wind, just dry, humid heat!! You walk outside and start sweating from doing nothing, but standing there. I am spoiled to the air. I grew up with just box fans and now can't live without central air.
We only have two screens in this house, so here it's either air conditioning or heat. :/ So, yes, ours has been on several days this year. I'd love to get screens someday and have fresh air instead, but they're not in the budget right now.
Yes and I am not happy about it! It has not needed down stairs but the upstairs gets really warm and dh sleeps days so we can't open the windows up there even, cause the kids will wake him when they play outside.
We use ours very frequently. Comfort is one thing I won't skimp on. Although during the day we keep the blinds closed and the house stays cool anyway. And as I get really chilly quick, 74 is a great temperature for me. Good question!
Yes, finally. You may remember we got central air dirt cheap back in the winter. Well, when it finally got hot, we turned it on AND IT DIDN'T WORK!!! The guy came out three times and it is finally working. My allergies are MUCH better with it on.
Only for 4 hours last Sunday- the house was closed up all day as we weren't home and it was really hot/stuffy when we got home. I turned on the central air for a bit then turned it back off- I want to use it as little as possible- rural electricity is VERY expensive.
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