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View Poll Results: Do you like Florida's climate overall?
Yes 88 57.52%
NO, way too hot & humid! 63 41.18%
Not sure 2 1.31%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-09-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Last winter we had mold growing all over the classroom to the point that we were all getting sick. It was in the exhaust system, under the tables, inside the closets, everywhere. Although I am sure this was not the sole reason, but the teacher and I were really chewed out by the AC people for raising the thermostate from 74 to 76 degrees. We were told KEEP it at 74, not warmer. Ok. I wear a sweater all the time.

We have a condo that most of the year nobody lives in. We keep the AC running the entire year to prevent mold. We shut off the AC in our house where we live maybe 2 months out of the year, but during that time the doors, windows, and lanai are all open and air is getting in. It is not completely shut closed where the mold can grow.
As crazy as it sounds, running the AC at the highest tolerated temperature, actually helps control mold growth by lowering the relative humidity!

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Thermostat Setting - Set the thermostat to the highest temperature that is comfortable for you. A temperature of 78 F or greater is recommended. Do not try to control humidity in your home via lowering thermostat as this will not work. Two things result from lowering the temperature in your home, first relative humidity increases when the temperature decreases. Second, lowering the temperature decreases the temperature of the materials in your walls, floors and ceilings of your home, thereby significantly increasing the potential for actual moisture condensation on these elements of your home. A side benefit of setting your thermostat at higher temperatures is that it significantly decreases cooling energy costs.
Will running the air conditioner in my home prevent mold or other problems in hot, humid climates? | The Organized Home | Clutter
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Not all temperatures are alike. That is why in the middle of the afternoon in February when it's 72 degrees outside, I don't have the AC on. That is why in the middle of the night in June when it's 72 degrees outside, I DO have the AC on. Humidity.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Todays forecast for Sebastian, FL

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AccuWeather.com Quick Look5-Day Forecast Days 6-10 Days 11-15 All 15 Days Currently At 11:01AM[ More ] 83°F
RealFeel®
107°F
Winds: N
at 3mph
Mostly Sunny
Humidity: 81%
Dew Point: 76° F Pressure: 29.95 in
Visibility: 10 Miles Tonight[ More ]
Low: 70°F
RealFeel®: 75°F
Sunset: 8:17 PM Today[ More ]
High: 89°F
RealFeel®: 105°F
Sunrise: 6:25 AM
AccuWeather.com - Sebastian, FL - Weather Forecast - Local Weather Forecasts (http://www.accuweather.com/us/fl/sebastian/32958/city-weather-forecast.asp?partner=netweather&u=1&traveler=0 - broken link)
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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We can all get the forecast for where we live by using the computer ourselves.

What does this have to with if you like the climate in Florida or not?
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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I'll take 90 degrees and very humid here over those 100+ degree days that they get sometimes in other parts of the country. You don't even want to be outside for more than a few minutes during that weather.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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We can all get the forecast for where we live by using the computer ourselves.

What does this have to with if you like the climate in Florida or not?
Well do you like a heat index of 107 degrees?
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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Is this RealFeel and heat index temperature just what's in someone's mind? How come if the real (not "real feel") temperature is 104 they'll issue warnings for people to stay inside, but they don't for a real temperature of 91 degrees and a supposed realfeel temperature of 104?
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Is this RealFeel and heat index temperature just what's in someone's mind? How come if the real (not "real feel") temperature is 104 they'll issue warnings for people to stay inside, but they don't for a real temperature of 91 degrees and a supposed realfeel temperature of 104?
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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My heat index right now at Noon in Naples is 95 degrees. According to the chart, it is in the extreme caution area. It is still early in the day. It is still early in June.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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My heat index right now at Noon in Naples is 95 degrees. According to the chart, it is in the extreme caution area. It is still early in the day. It is still early in June.
funny looking at that chart, florida is in caution zone almost all year and extreme caution for about 6 months! no wonder I feel it "drains me"
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