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Old 01-16-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Wow, we haven't had our air conditioner on since early October.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:22 PM
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When we moved here years ago - Orlando - we arrived in February. I was surprised how humid it was, for it was the middle of "winter." LOL I've been here 9 years and can't say that I'm really used to it.

One other thing about the hair issue in Florida. After we moved to Orlando my wavy, smooth hair turned dry and frizzy. I thought it was the humidity. Come to find out, a good shower filter took care of the problem. They tend to put lots of chlorine in the water, and if your hair can't take chlorine, it will fry it. I agree that humidity can be good for the hair, making it look fluffy and thicker.

Good luck in deciding.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Wow, we haven't had our air conditioner on since early October.

We have our AC off since early NOV, this weekend was great, today rain , wind , and if getting cold.....
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Miami
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We have our AC off since early NOV, this weekend was great, today rain , wind , and if getting cold.....
You guys who have had your AC off since October or November, must like the heat. There have only been like 10-15 days that you could have your AC off, 80 degrees today along with whatever the humidity was today. My AC is on right now and it is 5:43 p.m. You guys with the AC off today are nuts.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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I had turned my ac off for the season but then my cabinet doors started to grow from the humidity so now I run it a couple of times a day. I'd rather pay the electric bill than have warped cabinet doors.
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I've had my air off since I can't remember (what month is this anyway?) but the heat kicked on this morning for a few minutes because I forgot to set it down to 68. It gets chilly in the evenings in north FL but has been in the upper 70's during the day. Had to mow the weeds yesterday. I'm so confused!
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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You guys who have had your AC off since October or November, must like the heat. There have only been like 10-15 days that you could have your AC off, 80 degrees today along with whatever the humidity was today. My AC is on right now and it is 5:43 p.m. You guys with the AC off today are nuts.
We had a mild winter so we open the windows and is all good. Electrical bill down $40.00 priceless....
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Thanks everybody for all the good info. and wishes of good luck.
I do appreciate it.

It's funny, I've noticed something since being on these boards, that so many states could be broken down into N. and S. The people from the North of the state are so different from the folks from the South, like in Fl., Ca, and NJ.
Weather , attitudes, means, pace of living, cost of housing...weird.

Some of you think Florida is too humid, some, not so much. :-)
My gut tells me that it probably is too humid for me, (I'm one of the ones that likes the a/c on most of the summer!) but I'm still not going to count out St.Augustine, and some others towns. Maybe the breeze from the ocean will be just enough.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:00 AM
 
Location: on an island
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It gets chilly in the evenings in north FL but has been in the upper 70's during the day.
It actually reminds me of Colorado in the fall: warm in the day and cool at night. Our heat briefly kicked on this morning.

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You guys who have had your AC off since October or November, must like the heat. There have only been like 10-15 days that you could have your AC off, 80 degrees today along with whatever the humidity was today. My AC is on right now and it is 5:43 p.m. You guys with the AC off today are nuts
Doggiebus, I don't know what part of Florida you inhabit, but if we're crazy, I hope the insanity continues.
This northern Florida coastal climate is okay by me.
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:45 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Irie, to be fair, you really need to visit in June, July, or August. You may be able to stay indoors most of the time, but there are still errands to run and other necessary outdoor actvities in summer. Compare it to your winters, which I wouldn't enjoy; you can hide from the weather, but sometimes you have to deal with it.

But maybe if you traded in rude people, traffic, and the other negatives of New Jersey you'd find you were so happy that a little old humidity wouldn't bother you at all.
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