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Re: Just hot everywhere

When we were house hunting, neither of us cared about a/c.  Fine if it had
it, but neither of us grew up with it so it didn't matter.  This house had
it, the original unit, built 1965.  I only used it a couple of times each
summer as I prefer fresh air plus, being an older unit, it took more
electricity to run than new would.  Two years ago, as it was pushing 40, I
had it replaced.  Since I was getting a new furnace it cost very little more
to replace the a/c too.  I only used it a couple of times the past 2 summers
because they were relatively cool, but this summer is a different story.
I've already used it about 5  or 6 times this summer. I left it on today set
at 78 because it was supposed to be terrible today. When I went home for
lunch, the cats were stretched out in the Florida room, in the sun rather
than in the house.  They could get in, beats me why they didn't.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere

> > Chris, it's been 20 years since I persuaded my DH that the
> > computer had to have an air conditioner.  It just didn't run right
> > in hot humid weather - my IBM guru said "If you're uncomfortable,
> > your computer is uncomfortable, too."  We're talking about an
> > IBM XT - you're too young to remember those, I know, but surely,
> > being a computer geek and all, you must need to have air
> > conditioning for them.  Even the modern ones must react to
> > environmental condition.
> Yeah, it would definitely be good for a bunch of stuff:
>    My slides
>    My stamp collection
>    My electronics
>    My old book collection
>    Romeo :)
> It would probably be good for the furniture, produce and lots of other
> stuff too.  But is it $12,000 good?
> I've been looking into mini-duct A/C as a cheaper option.  Since I have
> radiant heat in the house there's no ductwork in the walls (well, there
> but it's not useable -- long story).  Mini-duct uses small hoses that can
> be fished between the wall studs, so there's a lot less work involved.
> The cost could be as low as half ($6000).
> Chris
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