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Old 07-23-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Originally Posted by Three Wolves In Snow View Post
... today was hot. Way too hot. I moved here to be cold ... bring me the cold!
Sorry to hear about your cold. Hope you feel better soon.

As for it getting cool, a little patience and you will get what you seek.

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Old 07-23-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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[quote=Three Wolves In Snow;20138336]That is so true...down in the Keys, the Hemingway House had no a/c but there were tons of trees, the windows were in all the right places and with just a few fans in the windows, it was suprisingly very cool. You have an excellent point.

Every region of the country has examples of homes built to suit the local climate. Generally these homes were built before central air and heat were available. If we still built homes like this maybe we wouldn't need AC. I have noticed that the typical older home in Maine looks very different from the typical older style southern home so I do wonder if these heat waves are worse for Mainers.


I know that this house I'm living in sure is retaining the heat...I keep saying that I hope it retains it in the winter...but somehow, I think it's going to be the opposite.

Good luck with that!
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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Are you moving to Maine??
Yes, we are..................should have been this year, now it's 2012. Just a little delay, nothing that a little patience can't handle..........now where can I find some patience?
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Yes, we are..................should have been this year, now it's 2012. Just a little delay, nothing that a little patience can't handle..........now where can I find some patience?
If you have to sell a house, you'l be very busy doing that and time will fly. If you've already bought your Maine home, you can be drawing up plans till you get there. It's less than a year away! What part of Maine?
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:24 AM
 
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damm another hot day! my poor ac has been working overtime in my truck. and iv'e been hearing 7 more weeks of this crap. wish it would cool down. ok so now i'm ready for winter but without the snow and ice .
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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Sunday morning(24th) and I turned off my a/c units for the first time in 3 days! It's 60 and brezzy.....finally.
I understand all the comments for and against a/c but I LOVE it. Having recently returned back here from dry heat california, I just can't take the humidity yet.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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As for it being bad for our immune system, I don't believe it. I lived with a/c on 24/7/365 for 6 years and I never got sick. I love a/c so much, I prefer it over the hot, stifling air even if that is "fresh" air. And today was hot. Way too hot. I moved here to be cold...bring me the cold!
Seriously.

a/c has nothing to do with weakening an immune system. Get real, people. It's merely a personal preference. Central air conditioning has absolutely no affect on immune systems. Hospitals always run central a/c in hot weather. And it's not because the computers will melt.....LOL.

There is a demographic correlation with age, though. Most adults over the age of 50 prefer cooler temperatures than the rest of the population. Might explain why some areas of Maine are retirement destinations. God knows it's not the tax climate.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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Default just my opinion

My family has a house in southern ME. Portland area but out on Casco Bay. We are close to the ocean and do have get an ocean breeze at times. But the most recent heatwave here (95 to 98 degrees)was difficult to tolerate. The house was hot without AC, we had a few fans and the windows shades closed. We spent a significant amount of time under the tree in the shade in the backyard drinking lemonade and the like and reading.
I think AC can be a benefit especially for sleeping at night when it is humid.
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