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Old 05-11-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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My question was, would you be able to survive a few days without air conditioning in Texas/ Southern California/ Florida (not in Madison ) - compared to being able to survive equal number of days without heating in the winter in WI.

People in WI dream of warm winters, but totally forget about hot-hot-hot and humid summers That was my point.

Oh, surviving in the cold without heat is far far harder. No comparison, of course.

The natives in Wisconsin had to build fires to survive. The natives in Texas never had air conditioning.
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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Oh, surviving in the cold without heat is far far harder. No comparison, of course.

The natives in Wisconsin had to build fires to survive. The natives in Texas never had air conditioning.

i'd agree with the above. Growing up in WI, many of the homes in my youth were lucky to have a couple box fans in the windows (AC? that was for those rich folk lol). But those winters spent in old drafty farmhouses were cold even with the old wood-burner stove cranked up. Lets not forget that with no heat, watch how quickly pipes can freeze up here.
Not saying we never used air con in 6 years of living in SC, but we needed ac less there than we need heat up here in WI. I'd even go further and say even more now that we're back; our bodies acclimated quickly to the heat so we've become cold weather wusses.

I think it is all in one's perspective. When we first moved south, we'd laugh at their local weather peeps who would state it was an arctic blast of cold air coming (15-20 degrees.... above zero). And now being back up in WI, i laugh when they talk about the humidity being high already and feeling like summer (sorry but to me dew points in 60's is mild; we'll talk humidity when it's mid 70's and higher lol).
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