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Old 08-13-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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It feels like that when we go to my wife's sisters place or her parents place, both of who live in Southern Virginia. In our house, AC doesn't go on unless the high is going to be 88 or higher, and it stays at 79 degrees when it's on, unless my wife argues enough to get it down to 78 or 77 overnight. During the day when we aren't home, 84 upstairs, 82 downstairs.
too hot.. I do 77 during the day and 76 at night. I'm from PA though so anything over 90 feels like a fire.

I didn't have AC growing up but it was cool at night so we would open the windows and cool the house and then close the house up during the day.

All my friends from PA who live in Charlotte still operate like they don't have AC. The visits are short...
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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too hot.. I do 77 during the day and 76 at night. I'm from PA though so anything over 90 feels like a fire.

I didn't have AC growing up but it was cool at night so we would open the windows and cool the house and then close the house up during the day.

All my friends from PA who live in Charlotte still operate like they don't have AC. The visits are short...
Lol. I'm from Buffalo, NY, but both of us actually enjoy the heat. My wife is pregant so I cut her a little slack, but also bump up the AC when she isn't looking.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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It wasn't that long ago when there was no AC in houses in Charlotte or anywhere in the South for that matter. Anyone older than 50 will remember it if they lived here then. They didn't get moldy & damp in the summer.

IMO homes of that time were probably healthier inside than the hermetically sealed houses of today where people like to keep it unnaturally cold during the summer. I feel like I need to take a jacket into some peoples houses in the summer.
That was my point exactly. A modern house like it or leave it, needs the mechanical turnover of its HVAC system. Older presumably non AC homes in the south years ago would "breathe" due to no insulation or little. No house wrap products, drafty windows etc. In the race for efficiency, with housewrap, window tape etc. running your mechanical systems which include heat, a/c and even bath fans is a necessity. If you live in a house built in the past 15 years or so and don't turn on your a/c unless its 85 or higher in this humidity, I wouldn't be suprised if the mold problem is worse. I once renovated a house with an existing AC unit that was properly sized for the house originally built in the 50's. Once renovated with house wrap, windows, sealers and then the customer opted for spray foam insulation, they actually had to resize the AC to a smaller unit to run more. The old unit would turn on for 15 minutes cool off the house and shut down. it had very high humidity levels.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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I'm from FL and grew up with AC. I've noticed that I like it warmer than I did in Miami. I do 78 during the day and 73 at night. In Miami we had it on 70 all the time.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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It feels like that when we go to my wife's sisters place or her parents place, both of who live in Southern Virginia. In our house, AC doesn't go on unless the high is going to be 88 or higher, and it stays at 79 degrees when it's on, unless my wife argues enough to get it down to 78 or 77 overnight. During the day when we aren't home, 84 upstairs, 82 downstairs.
damn..that just sounds painful...
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have a humidity reader in my house (actually did have a problem with mold earlier this year, but, it had nothing to do with what we are talking about, it was because of a very leaky roof) and the humidity levels rarely go above 55%. I understand that mold is a possibility after 50%, but, the A/C comes on often enough to keep that down. I also open the windows at night to let the house "breathe".

This week, when the temps go down to the 70's, the windows will be wide open with fans moving the air about.

Just do not like cold, fake air!
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Yup. I've been down here for a month and have loved the weather so far, but the past two days have been more typical summer weather. Never thought that the first good summer (weather-wise) in a long time for me would be in the deep South!
If you are in Charlotte or North Carolina, you are NOT in the Deep South. Of course...
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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And today was actually cool, the entire day. I love the cool breeze. Friends slightly North of us had to wear pants/hoodies as it was chilly for them. Definitely an unusual Summer.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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If you are in Charlotte or North Carolina, you are NOT in the Deep South. Of course...
Well I was in ATL for a month, but you are correct Charlotte isn't the deep south. Still more southern than where I'm from though.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Cornelius, NC
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We moved here in 2007, and it was horribly hot that summer and the drought was happening. I have been enjoying these amazing temperatures. Last night we took the dog for a walk, and I was actually cold! It was it the low 60's overnight. Crazy for August temps!
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