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RE: Just hot everywhere

78 when you are not going to be home! As the queen of a/c, I set mine to 84
when not around. It takes all the humidity out of the house, so my animals
are fine, the house doesn't feel stuffy or hot when I walk in later. Also
keeps the electric bill down... found it was cheaper to do this than to shut
it off and turn it on when I returned home. Has to work harder to get the
house back de-humided (ok- that isn't a word, but you get the drift) and
bearable again.

My a/c has been on for weeks now... can't remember the last time I shut it
off, although I might tomorrow if the weather is going to be cool. On second
thought, I will be gone for the week, so I will just set it high... can't
have my cat overheating while I am gone.... (Don't worry, someone is coming
in daily to change his water and feed him)

BTW, since this is a newer home well insulated and an energy efficient unit,
it only raises my electric bill like 50.00 a month, and at this time in my
life, it is worth it... my Xmas decorations use more than that!

Who drives her car with the a/c on and the windows open... don't ask.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 5:53 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
> Kitty
> ----- 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
> is,
> > 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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