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Re: today

Back in the 80's, we visited my brother (assigned to the Embassy in Singapore). This is just above the equator, surrounded by water on 3 sides, and had humidity that made you think you'd have to sprout gills to survive. Despite its development, it was very much a third world country. My brother had an apartment in a "diplomatic complex" but there was not enough electricity to run any more than one major appliance at a time. Therefore, no AC was run during the day (cooking and cleaning took precedence). We found that the critical element was AC at night - if you could sleep comfortably, the other stuff didn't matter (much).

On Thursday, July 22, 2004, at 04:41 AM, Melody wrote:

FWIW, I agree completely with Marge...we only have one or two small
window a/c's in the worst of the summer heat and only in the bedrooms
for sleeping. The rest of the time, it's ceiling and box fans, for the
breeze they provide but also because they help push the humid air out of
the house and keep things drier, which in the 100% humidity of our Iowa
summers is most important.

We set some of the box fans facing in to the house and the ones in
windows located opposite of them face out to create cross drafts that
rid the house of humidity. In the absence of all that wetness I can
stand 90+ degree weather just fine.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

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