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Old 05-04-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Location: New England
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I had the most miserable night last night. My thermometer in my home read 90 degrees. UGH! My husband went out today to buy two window ac units. I was having flashbacks of Louisiana summer nights. ICK! Before I moved here everyone kept saying "you won't need an AC, the weather is not like it is here in the south" blah blah blah. Yea....guess they were proven wrong
I don't know many people who go all year without AC. CAN you? Yea sure, it's much easier than a place like LA, but it's just like saying "you'll never need to turn on the heat in LA" Well, that's not true. CAN you get by without it? Yea but it's uncomfortable. Just like up here without AC.

BUT the good news is, CT weather is some of the most dynamic you'll find around so if you don't like the weather, it'll change in a couple days. Point in case, we had a low of 36* just a week ago.

So don't think it's always like yesterday...it's not. You'll have a couple days here and there - sometimes a "heatwave" for a week of 89-92* but then it breaks. Today is a good example. Sunday and Monday were gross. Today it's dry, sunny and comfortable.

One thing you'll experience that's pretty cool is, on a hot sticky Summer day, when a thunderstorm from the North rolls in, it's like God flipped on the AC. The temp drops like 5-10 degrees and it's comfortable. (Not with every storm, just when a cold front comes down from upstate NY.) It's really cool to feel dry cold air roll in and see a 10 degree drop in like 5 minutes.

We are IMO the complete opposite of SoCal weather. Here it changes almost daily, there the weatherman can just record himself saying the same thing for weeks on end.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:02 AM
 
Location: USA East Coast
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I had the most miserable night last night. My thermometer in my home read 90 degrees. UGH! My husband went out today to buy two window ac units. I was having flashbacks of Louisiana summer nights. ICK! Before I moved here everyone kept saying "you won't need an AC, the weather is not like it is here in the south" blah blah blah. Yea....guess they were proven wrong
Proving once again...there is much hype to weather and they way people think it is in different parts of the USA. Wait till June…when the Bermuda High really gets pumping off the East Coast and those dew points from east of the Bahamas get sucked up the East Coast - lol. The heat haters will be seeing red this summer. They are forecasting a long hot, humid summer in the eastern USA with a deep persistent southerly flow and hot weather. It is tough though to sleep with out AC in summer anywhere much below Boston without AC though, so glad to see you have two window units.

On the other hand…I loved it the last few days! No shoes, no socks…the sun is beating down, already laid on the beach…it’s the way life is meant to be, no holed up in the house because it’s 30 F and everything is dead outside. From now till mid October there are only two weather variables…sunshine or rain. I hope it continues to late October – lol.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: CT
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LOL great thread JViello. We have been stuck in the house because of the heat. When it was in the 50's last week we couldn't get out fast enough and enjoy the parks. Cold & blankets in June sounds fine to me. We have been running our AC at night all week. >B
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Yeah, I would never tell people from the south that they will never need A/C up here, just like I wouldn't expect a FL person to tell me that I will never need heat down there (well, *possibly* not the Keys, but.........LOL).
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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We have been stuck in the house because of the heat.
Just wait 'til July and August. This is nothing.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Several people have mentioned "putting the a/c in", so I assume they're talking about window units (or as I call them, window shakers). Do the majority of houses up there not have central a/c?
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Several people have mentioned "putting the a/c in", so I assume they're talking about window units (or as I call them, window shakers). Do the majority of houses up there not have central a/c?
It depends on the neighborhood really - lots of houses have window units, but quite a few have central air too. I think the more affluent the community the more homes you'll find with central air. I have a few window units but once I can save enough $, I'll be getting it in. Anyone who suggests you can do without A/C in CT must have a high tolerance for the humidity.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Several people have mentioned "putting the a/c in", so I assume they're talking about window units (or as I call them, window shakers). Do the majority of houses up there not have central a/c?

The older homes won't unless th eowner has central air installed, not sure about newer homes.

I live in an older house and I have to put in window units.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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The older homes won't unless th eowner has central air installed, not sure about newer homes.

I live in an older house and I have to put in window units.
Oh okay. It's pretty much that way down here too, the older wood homes with high ceilings have window units, but just about every house built after 1960 has central air. Most of the houses around here were built in the 60's and 70's so I guess that's why I'm used to it.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: New England
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Just wait 'til July and August. This is nothing.
LOL Stop scaring people! That day was 89* with 78% humidity! A choker by CT Summer standards.

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