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Re: Just hot everywhere

I keep my house at 85 during the day, and I usually lower it to 80 at night. The indoor cats just sleep on everything. The outdoor cats have made tunnels through the Vinca major and all through beds of flowers. They can usually be found sleeping in those tunnels during the day.
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Just hot everywhere

That cat report is interesting. We keep the mansion A/C set set at around 79 F. We keep the garage door open most of the time we're home so Princess Beans can come and go. The garage has no A/C and, a large fan notwithstanding, can become quite warm in there as the day wears on.

When I went into the garage to work on the garden computer at about 4 PM, I discovered Beans curled up asleep on one of shelves. Must have been 90 or more degrees.

Leads me to wonder if the dehumidified cool produced by the A/C is too cool for the little darlings. She does come in and drink regularly, but usually goes back out.

On Jul 25, 2005, at 6:53 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:

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).


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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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