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Old 07-18-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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While summes in say Miami may be more humid, given their typical afternoon rain showers, life there is more conducive to the heat. They don't have to walk down to the wall street subway station and stand there for 8 minutes waiting for a train. No way it is less than 110 degrees in some subway stations, with absolutely no air flow.

Not to mention, if they want to head to the beach / ocean, they walk a few blocks out of their front door. I get to take a cab to penn station, get a two hour train, and then take a cab from train station to beach. Sounds fun.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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You only got a few more days. Sunday onwards is supposed to be normal. Does anyone on the forum not have A/C at home?
Yep, no AC, I have a hard time falling asleep with the noise, not to mention that sleeping with the AC on makes me sick really quickly. Also, it's a terrible waste of energy.

How do I deal with it? I spend as little time as possible at home. When I'm home after sundown I turn a big window fan on to create some air movement through the apartment, I don't wear clothes and I spray myself with water occasionally. An ice pack on the back of my head or forehead helps a lot with falling asleep.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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I never understood why they take the temperatures of places like JFK, LaGuardia or Central Park. NO ONE lives there and it seems foolish to post what the temperatures are there.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Yep, no AC, I have a hard time falling asleep with the noise, not to mention that sleeping with the AC on makes me sick really quickly. Also, it's a terrible waste of energy.

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Those are the usual excuses for those who dont want to spend money on their own comfort.

How does A/C make you sick?
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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Those are the usual excuses for those who dont want to spend money on their own comfort.

How does A/C make you sick?
Processed Air without humidity is certainly of lesser breathing quality.

The sheer impact millions of A/C's have on the environment in New York City must be staggering.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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Those are the usual excuses for those who dont want to spend money on their own comfort.

How does A/C make you sick?
I don't need an excuse to not do something that's overall horrible for the environment, other people and even for me. Money has nothing to do with it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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While summes in say Miami may be more humid, given their typical afternoon rain showers, life there is more conducive to the heat. They don't have to walk down to the wall street subway station and stand there for 8 minutes waiting for a train. No way it is less than 110 degrees in some subway stations, with absolutely no air flow.

Not to mention, if they want to head to the beach / ocean, they walk a few blocks out of their front door. I get to take a cab to penn station, get a two hour train, and then take a cab from train station to beach. Sounds fun.
Miami is not surrounded by TALL buildings like NYC. IMO, the tall buildings and their close proximity to one another makes the humidity worse. In Miami, there is a small of amount of tall buildings in Downtown Miami (ths business district). Otherwise, the buildings are pretty small and there is a good amount of space between them.

I was in Miami during the 4th and i enjoyed the weather. It was hot but it was not disgusting hot like here. Also, like you stated after work you can head for the beach.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Those are the usual excuses for those who dont want to spend money on their own comfort.

How does A/C make you sick?
Where have you been that you don't know that being under an A/C constantly isn't good for you? Outside of the office at home we try not to use the A/C unless it can't be avoided. I was actually under the weather for a few days because of the extreme weather and having to be in the A/C all day.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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I don't need an excuse to not do something that's overall horrible for the environment, other people and even for me. Money has nothing to do with it.
Oh thank you so very very much for saving the world by sweating.

May I also suggest you give up your refrigerator too. Really no need for that either. TV also...do you know how many people you are killing watching CNN so much.

Please...do it for the environment...please.

for the children..please

and remember....only brown rice, not white.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I have in laws who are so incredibly cheap but they won't admit it. They don't use the air conditioner in Summer even though it is central air conditioning. They say, they LIKE it warm. But in Winter they sit around with the heat off and two sweaters each. They say the LIKE it cold. I will only visit them in Spring or Fall.

What they SHOULD say is that they would rather boil and freeze than part with money.


Remember the SEINFELD episode where Jerry and Elaine visit his parents in Boca and they don't even know how to turn the AC ON. I put up with a sweltering overnight just like Elaine did. Never Again.
Like Elaine screamed: "Turn it ON!!!!"

Some of these people will have to be buried standing up so the nickels don't fall out of their pockets.
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