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03/26/13 8:05 pm

We Yankees don't need no fancy a/c! If we're hot, we open a window. If it was good enough for 1776, it's good enough now, ya ninnies.

EarlyBird Portland
03/25/13 6:39 am

I couldn't live without A/C. Although the temps don't get too high here, the humidity makes summers very uncomfortable. ????????????????????????

akrealist a log cabin in the woods
03/22/13 11:18 pm

Yes. As in nature's air conditioning in Central Alaska.

03/22/13 11:05 pm

We have it but never use it...even in July. Last year we used it a total of 5 times. Dad worked in the Middle East and we joke of fried his brain. Thank goodness for ceiling fans!

03/22/13 6:57 pm

HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
03/22/13 9:12 am

yes... I love walking into my house on a hot day, it's like walking into a refrigerator. but right now there's snow on the ground (go figure) and my dad turns it down to 62 at night, and I freeze my little face off.

03/22/13 6:09 am

Yes...... Summer temps hit 105 with humidity at times 90 plus percent..... Not sure how one could live without here!

03/22/13 5:10 am

Two of them - one for each floor of my 4000 sq ft palace. And I use every tax loophole available to ensure that I don't give one penny too much to the evil government.

03/22/13 4:53 am

I live in the northeast and cannot imagine our (relatively) hot summers without it. Sorry the majority of you fellow new englanders do not experience the miracle that it is!

ChelseaK1990 OKC
03/22/13 4:08 am

I'd die without it. 110 was average high these past two summers.

03/22/13 12:13 am

Does a fan in the middle of the room count?

jgf I have a few questions
03/21/13 11:00 pm

Texan here who moved to apt in alameda CA( near San Francisco) turned the dial on the wall and got no A/C. Went to manager to complain about broken AC. They said That's the heat! No AC. You won't need it. We didn't. Now back in TX. Miss those low summer utility bills

03/21/13 8:33 pm

I wish..three air conditioners but it's New York so not that bad

madeit Houston Area
03/21/13 7:41 pm

Curious as to what y'all think: Some sociologists suggest that A/C is one of the worst things that ever happened to us. People don't sit out on their porches, interact with their neighbors, etc. It took a hurricane to get us to come of our houses & befriend each other.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/21/13 8:18 pm

People still do all of those things in places where A/C isn't usually required, and wouldn't live, in high numbers, in the places where it is, without it. It definitely changed the distribution of our population.

madeit Houston Area
03/21/13 10:07 pm

Insightful observation-thanks, Zodd I forgot about population distribution. A lot of people are moving to
Texas; I seriously doubt that would be the case without air conditioning!

lilraerae Tuscaloosa
03/21/13 10:58 pm

People sit on their porches here. But sometimes it can be so hot the only reason to go outside is to swim. Some places could probably be fine w/o ac but not Alabama unless you want to sweat at night going to bed.

03/22/13 4:15 am

I sit on my porch all the time! Hate it when the neighbors come try to talk though... Annoying!

RayX quit
03/21/13 7:33 pm

Shouldn't Obamacare provide us with A/C to keep us healthy?

kales Not Quite Boston
03/21/13 7:16 pm

Growing up in Florida, I always think, who the hell doesn't?! Crazy people!

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
03/21/13 7:06 pm

Yep. It's on right now, turned it on last week when we hit 87. Hate the months when it gets 115 degrees, electric bill used to be $600 in summer months we got solar panels installed and now during the summer our highest bill was $210

ChelseaK1990 OKC
03/22/13 4:06 am

We had a few 115 degree days last year and could NOT get our house cool, despite having 3 window units and central ac. How's it done there?

dreamitliveit IDLH
03/22/13 5:20 am

Chelsea, maybe try beefing up your insulation (if you haven't already)? That's the first thing we did when we bought our house last July & it made a big difference. The recommended R level (whatever insulation thickness is called) has been increased recently. I hear radiant barriers work well also.

avril89lavigne RVa
03/21/13 6:44 pm

I use AC from April - October usually. VA is weird so sometimes I need AC in January and February. Sometimes I need heat in May or September. Heck it just snowed her this morning and was a nice warm day yesterday.

RayX quit
03/21/13 6:25 pm

Now that we have Global warming we'll all need it.
Thank you Al Gore!

fourwinds box of rain
03/21/13 5:55 pm

No, and it sucks!

03/21/13 5:46 pm

There may be 10 days in the year when I'd like to have it. Otherwise, a fan is all we need.

03/21/13 5:15 pm

After last summer I'm not sure I can afford to run it...the energy bill was awful

melanieg0914 Texas
03/21/13 6:58 pm

true. but I call bs on the texas people that answered no. there's no way anyone in tx doesn't have ac. people die w/out it in summer.

dreamitliveit IDLH
03/21/13 7:27 pm

Melanie, some Texans have window units. They work well enough but aren't considered central AC. Some don't have any air conditioning at all, and like you said, it is dangerous to life & health.

melanieg0914 Texas
03/21/13 7:36 pm

dream... I totally forgot about window units... you're absolutely right.

03/21/13 4:53 pm

We had to cave this year and get it. WI summers are getting out of control with extreme heat/humidity levels. (Global warming or cycle) probably both,

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
03/21/13 4:45 pm

If you don't have a/c in Texas, you will possibly die.

madeit Houston Area
03/21/13 7:29 pm

It may be true that you will possibly die without it but I grew up in Texas and I hate the heat but prior to
he 1950's every living soul subsisted here without air conditioning, perhaps unhappily, but that was their life. No alternative!

mherclif Ann Arbor, MI
03/21/13 4:31 pm

How can you NOT have a/c!? Summer is my least favorite season and I live in Michigan! I can't tolerate heat at all....

bschultz28 Seattle Tacoma area
03/21/13 4:03 pm

I'm from Florida...born there me lived there till I was 20. I miss a/c so bad on the rare very warm Washington days.

bschultz28 Seattle Tacoma area
03/21/13 4:04 pm

And I * not me. I guess I should proof read what I type.

DakotaJames seattle
03/21/13 4:02 pm

No need, Washington is an airconditioner

tdaddy Kentucky
03/21/13 3:36 pm

Yes! 'Had central air from 1968 to now and there's no way a plain window AC can ever come close.. at least until the electric bill arrives. :p

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
03/21/13 3:12 pm

Nope. Isn't that only installed in brand new houses?

rons screw politicians
03/21/13 2:52 pm

Being a conservative conservationist I worry about the planet so I would outlaw air conditioners! How do you like that you phony global warmers!

WalkingEmphasis Oregon
03/21/13 1:52 pm

Rains 9 months a year where I live. Air conditioning isn't a big deal to me. But when it finally reaches the 90s-100s, not having it can suck.

FastFusion nj
03/21/13 1:43 pm

Central Air Conditioning includes hot air heat not just cooling. The question needs to be more specific if we are not to consider heating. Do you cool your home with central air conditioning?

03/21/13 1:37 pm

I live in Mississippi, yes! And I've been known to use it in January.

03/21/13 1:24 pm

You don't really need it in San Francisco.

kitten2cat Unknown
03/21/13 1:18 pm

I would die in the +100 degree weather we have during summer, so yes, I have central air conditioning.

duey in a fools paradise
03/21/13 1:00 pm

Yeah we have central air and heat, indoor plumbing and electricity. Missouri has made great strides in the last 50 years.

03/21/13 12:58 pm

What the hell is a swamp cooler?

susanr Colorado
03/21/13 2:55 pm

Also called an evaporative cooler or desert cooler. It cools by evaporation of water. Works in dry climates. The case can look a bit like a window air conditioner but I think they're usually bigger. My kids have one for their house here in Colorado; works great for them. Uses less energy.

susanr Colorado
03/21/13 2:50 pm

Well yes, but do you mean in regard to air conditioning, or what?

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
03/21/13 6:00 pm

Yeah. At the time I posted this the vote was at 50/50. Everyone I know without ac complains about it constantly, yet never does anything about it.

susanr Colorado
03/21/13 6:17 pm

Ah, got it. I think I could live without it here, after growing up in muggy Cincinnati without it, and with my apartment half underground. My daughter gets much more direct sun, but does fine with a swamp cooler.

dcool Detroit
03/21/13 12:25 pm

No central air would make this chick super cranky in the hot months. Humid heat and no air conditioning?! Watch out world!

DeathSheep Michigan
03/21/13 12:11 pm

No. I'd use it for maybe 3 weeks total out of the whole year and during those times, fans will do

dcool Detroit
03/21/13 12:26 pm

You. Are. Nuts.

inge MIA
03/21/13 11:34 am

Hell yes, 100+ summers in Sacramento

03/21/13 11:27 am

I rent an apt and it doesn't have central air. Renters unite!

03/21/13 11:21 am

Nope I have sweet tea

03/21/13 11:13 am

There are people...who don't have central a/c??

WalkingEmphasis Oregon
03/21/13 1:46 pm

Yep. When you live somewhere like Portland, Oregon and it rains 9 months a year, air conditioning isn't a big deal. However, summers can suck because of it.

madeit Houston Area
03/21/13 7:32 pm

My mother is still using window units. It's a 70 year old wood frame house.

03/22/13 1:02 pm

Only elitists have air conditioning :p

mikeg San Jose
03/21/13 10:51 am

I would have central a/c,but I pay too much in taxes, to afford to have a/c installed.

lmurder MDK
03/21/13 10:46 am

Yes. But I also have a computer linked in with my electric panel. Cuts my bills in half. Weird thing is the cooler you keep the house the cheaper the bill. I keep my house about 68/69 degrees and I'm 7k sq ft. Bill in the summer would be near $900 now I'm down to about $375-450.

lmurder MDK
03/21/13 11:10 am

Don't quote me but I believe we were running .5 on peak and now down to .1-.08 on peak.

FastFusion nj
03/21/13 11:19 am

We pay .14 per kilowatt average

geoag02 Dallas, TX
03/21/13 11:53 am

You have peak billing at your house?!

satguy08 California
03/21/13 2:19 pm

the avg per kilowatt here is 18.5 cents. I have solar.