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View Poll Results: When do you stop running your air conditioner all the time or most of the time? (Florida residents o
before September 1 1.79%
September 1 1.79%
October 1 - 15 6 10.71%
October 16 - 31 11 19.64%
November 1 - 15 4 7.14%
November 16 - 30 2 3.57%
December 5 8.93%
I run mine all year long 19 33.93%
I don't have an air conditioner 0 0%
I have one, but rarely use it 3 5.36%
I don't live in Florida 4 7.14%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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When do you stop running your air conditioner full-time (or much of the time time) during the day, or if you never run it full time, when do you stop running it altogether?

I'm from Minnesota and many houses here do not have air conditioning and those that do use it only occasionally between June and September (early this October was an exception, as it was in the 80's for eight straight days in a row). However, virtually all homes in Florida have air conditioning, so I'm wondering when you stop running yours all the time or most of the time.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I run it when it's hot outside, and dont when it's not... what's so hard to understand about this?

This year, I turned it off on Oct 1, because it was nice outside, I have run it a few times since because it got kind of warm, it's been off all week though. When I run it full time (summer), I keep it on only when home, turn it off when I leave for work, turn it back on when I get home. I have run it in December before. This is Florida... you run it when you need it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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In south florida (ft lauderdale) i never really stop running it per se.

there will be days that I dont have it on, however thats all it lasts is a couple of days at a time, usually when a cold front passes thru for like 2 days, then it back on once it warms up into the 80s again
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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And i'm not sure why you even have a "I dont have an air conditioner" selection. Every home has an air conditioner. Even if it's just a window unit...
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Fl
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We run ours all year. Allergies, because there is always something blooming.

Last edited by lcole07; 11-03-2011 at 12:42 PM.. Reason: spell
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Somedays in January or February. There is a difference in late Fall and Winter temps between North and South Florida. It's more humid and hotter the farther south you go, especially in the Winter.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'm in south Fla so usually (most years) not till after Christmas.. Two years ago we had a pretty chilly winter so the heat was on more than not but for the most part (the past 27 years) its been after christmas that we are finally able to turn it off
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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I'm in south Fla so usually (most years) not till after Christmas.. Two years ago we had a pretty chilly winter so the heat was on more than not but for the most part (the past 27 years) its been after christmas that we are finally able to turn it off
I agree and also live in Naples. Naples is not Jacksonville!
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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I hardly ever run it, only about a two hour span during the afternoon does it get hot from the sun shining in, but if anyone is home, we just close the shades and run the air. Sometimes in the evening before sleeping it gets turned on to reduce the humidity. I keep the place around 85 or so, which is my comfort zone. It has not been on for a while now.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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I hardly ever run it, only about a two hour span during the afternoon does it get hot from the sun shining in, but if anyone is home, we just close the shades and run the air. Sometimes in the evening before sleeping it gets turned on to reduce the humidity. I keep the place around 85 or so, which is my comfort zone. It has not been on for a while now.
I guess everyone is different? I couldn't take 85 degrees up North without AC, so I cannot take it in Florida either. No, you don't get used to it if it isn't in your comfort zone for over half a century.
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