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View Poll Results: How do you monitor your AC usage?
Bish, it's too hot to "monitor" usage. I blast it 24/7, no breaks here. 9 20.45%
I keep the AC running most of the day, even if I'm not home. 7 15.91%
I'll occasionally leave it running if I'm not home, otherwise it's only on when I'm home. 10 22.73%
It's never really running when I'm not home. I use a timer / smartphone app to control remotely a little before or after I leave home. 18 40.91%
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven, New York
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I've got an automatic timer on mine so that doesn't happen.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven, New York
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I've got an automatic timer on mine so that doesn't happen.
I do the timer as well. Usually set to half an before my predicted time coming home. I have yet to set up the smartphone remote, which gives more precise control, but the built in timer works good enough for me.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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My b*tch my hoe. My b*tch my hoe, my hoe my b*tch. lol I don't bother with AC. By the time I get home it's usually cooled down and there's AC in the office until late, so my ConEd bill remains low.
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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I'm confused. Could you please explain your pointless, yet offensive, use of "hoes" and "bish"?

Is there some relevance I'm missing?
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:54 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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My b*tch my hoe. My b*tch my hoe, my hoe my b*tch. lol I don't bother with AC. By the time I get home it's usually cooled down and there's AC in the office until late, so my ConEd bill remains low.
Are you one of the lucky few who has windows placed in a way that lets a draft through the house? Or even an openable skylight?

One of the things I like about architecture in Madrid is that somehow nearly every apartment I've seen seems to allow a draft through if you open a few windows in different rooms. I'm not sure how that was engineered or if it was even intentional, but it makes a hell of a difference.

My old place used to be on the top floor of rowhouse and I had a skylight that could be opened--it was amazing!
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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My AC is on ONLY when I’m home and then it’s for about 2 hours then off because then I’m freezing. The highest mine has been so far is $46, I call that a win.
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I keep it set to 75* during the day and 72* at night. Got a bunch of fans running 24/7 too. I am looking into haveing an attic fan and Mitsubishi units installed in the bedrooms of the top floor of my house. It just gets too hot up there no matter how low I set the temp or how I configure the vents in my house or keeping the doors to the bedrooms closed. The sun is on that side of the house all day. It's impossible for me to sleep at night.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I'm confused. Could you please explain your pointless, yet offensive, use of "hoes" and "bish"?

Is there some relevance I'm missing?
I was having fun with the title which uses hoe, and referencing a line from the Sopranos. If you see the scene, it's actually pretty damn funny.

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Are you one of the lucky few who has windows placed in a way that lets a draft through the house? Or even an openable skylight?

One of the things I like about architecture in Madrid is that somehow nearly every apartment I've seen seems to allow a draft through if you open a few windows in different rooms. I'm not sure how that was engineered or if it was even intentional, but it makes a hell of a difference.

My old place used to be on the top floor of rowhouse and I had a skylight that could be opened--it was amazing!
I have a shaded area with a window for and AC unit and a balcony door. Unless it's absolutely oppressive outside, you don't need AC or a fan.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Meh.

Public schools had no AC

We survived
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