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post #1 of 16
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and put in my window air conditioner. It was in the mid-high 80's today, and tomorrow is supposed to be near 90 Ivo's been laying on the linoleum in the kitchen or on the tiles in the bathroom, so I know she's hot, too.

I have a question for y'all. I inherited this air conditioner when my neighbor moved, and it's way more fancy than my old bulky unit-you can actually set the temperature it maintains. What is a good temperature to start at, keeping in mind I'd like to conserve energy as much as possible.
post #2 of 16
I have our central AC set at 75. It's enough to keep it cool, but not overdo it.
post #3 of 16
Christy, after our talk on Sunday, I went home and had Jerry put in our window units! I just finished mowing our lawn, and boy am I hot! I'm headed for the shower and then into my coooooooool bedroom! LOL I think 70 is a nice degree........ I'll bet sweet Ivo is enjoying it!
post #4 of 16
Good thing you broke down. It's just too hot out there!!!
post #5 of 16
Hi Chrissy! Missed talking to you lately! How hot is it in Indiana?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Christy, after our talk on Sunday, I went home and had Jerry put in our window units! I just finished mowing our lawn, and boy am I hot! I'm headed for the shower and then into my coooooooool bedroom! LOL I think 70 is a nice degree........ I'll bet sweet Ivo is enjoying it!
I had no idea exactly how hot it was on Sunday until I came home after lunch, logged in to AOL and found they were reporting it was 95 (!) degrees. Last night wasn't too bad, but my neighbor and her friends have been extremely loud until all hours of the morning (I did complain to the landlord) so I can't keep my windows open Ivo is definately enjoying the AC, though. Right now she's sacked out on the rug in front of the air conditioner
post #7 of 16
Yeah we are going on our second day with our central air on its been 89 the past couple days
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by okeefecl
I had no idea exactly how hot it was on Sunday until I came home after lunch, logged in to AOL and found they were reporting it was 95 (!) degrees. Last night wasn't too bad, but my neighbor and her friends have been extremely loud until all hours of the morning (I did complain to the landlord) so I can't keep my windows open Ivo is definately enjoying the AC, though. Right now she's sacked out on the rug in front of the air conditioner
don't you hate loud, noisy neighbors? They drive me nuts!
Awww, I'll be Ivo is in his glory! Give him hugs and scritches from me!
post #9 of 16
It's hot here in Southern Ontario too. I have a window air conditioner and a dehumidifier. If I keep the humidity at around 50% (it climbs up to 70% sometimes) then I can cool to high 70's and feel comfortable. Humidity at 60%, the temp needs to be below 75%. And so on.

Air conditioners work by dehimidifying as well as cooling, so my extra dehumidifier helps is be more efficient.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
don't you hate loud, noisy neighbors? They drive me nuts!
Awww, I'll be Ivo is in his glory! Give him hugs and scritches from me!
Eh, I can deal with noisy neighbors, as long as its at a reasonable hour. 9 or 10 pm, OK. 12 or 1 am, not OK in the least
post #11 of 16
Well we are one of the lucky (ha ha) ones that do not have central air or a set up to use a window air conditioner. I instead relay on shutting blinds before I leave for work and readjusting when I come home. We are luck to have many large trees around our property. And a ceiling fan in our bedroom. If it gets really uncomfortable I can always set up the Aero bed in the living room or the family room. Plus add another fan in the bedroom. I spend lots of time outside anyhow and I really don't use the air conditioner in my vehicle either (I don't try to spoil myself). We've talked about getting a air conditioner system which would have to be installed in out attic as we have no duct work in our house due to electric heat but I figure for the few days we really would need it-well we lasted since 1987 in our house without it!!!!
post #12 of 16
You know what? We don't really need air con in the UK as it would hardly ever get used. But the last few summers I have been thinking about buying one of those portable units to use in my flat (it's only a 1 bedroom flat on the same level so I am sure that if I keep all the doors to the rooms open the air would circulate around). Do you think this will work?

Last summer where I live all the kids were out playing, screaming etc and it was hard to hear the TV, plus with the traffic noise coming from the main road I really got fed up with the windows open. During the night I just can't sleep when it's too hot and cos I live alone I am sometimes scared to leave my window open Perhaps I need to teach Guinness to be a guard cat....?
post #13 of 16
We keep ours at 74F

Gilly, sounds like a good idea!
post #14 of 16
Glad you have some aiiiiiiir now for you and Ivo Our power company says 78 degrees is the perfect temperature to "Set it and forget it." Of course, I keep mine at about 74 b/c I like it cool like that
post #15 of 16
OOoh how I wish our summers got that hot!
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Gilly
You know what? We don't really need air con in the UK as it would hardly ever get used. But the last few summers I have been thinking about buying one of those portable units to use in my flat (it's only a 1 bedroom flat on the same level so I am sure that if I keep all the doors to the rooms open the air would circulate around). Do you think this will work?
That's what I do now. The AC is in the bedroom, and when I go to work I leave the bedroom door open to cool the apartment. The bedroom always is the coldest room, but then again I like it to be a wee bit cold when I sleep.
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