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View Poll Results: A/C on in October?
Yes 68 90.67%
No 7 9.33%
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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I'll freely admit I'm a newb to Oct weather in the triangle, but no, no chance I am turning on the AC in October. Had the AC off for about 3 weeks and it has been nice, but today was HOT. Many fans and I'm managing, it looks like it is going to cool down quite a bit tomorrow and going into next week.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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My heat was on a couple of days in September...
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Sorry for posting in the Raleigh board.... next time I post in the Sydney board I'll keep that in mind. People survived until the 20th century without AC so I find it hard to believe you can't handle 86. You should try visiting the Southern Hemisphere of Africa where plenty of people don't have AC - your mind will be blown!
I get that people survive the heat even in much hotter climes than Raleigh, what I don't understand is why the month has anything to with turning on the AC. People have AC as a comfort, they turn it on when its a warmer temperature than they're comfortable in. If it gets hot enough in January, people will still turn it on. And sorry about the snipe at you.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Finally in NC
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had the heat on just a week ago, and now it's nice and warm again. No air here. Windows are open and I love it. Without the humidity, it feels great to me. I LOVE this weather. Fall can wait!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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90 degrees today, absolutely. I don't care if it's January, hot outside = A/C!
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: River's Edge Inn, Todd NC
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I think the question is a a little ridiculous. Visit the southern hemisphere and be prepared to have your mind blown! They run AC in December Man! .
No surprise.
Isn't December summer is the southern hemisphere?
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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Most thermostats don't care or keep track of what month it is. This October is abnormally hot, but I've lived in the area a long time and there have been some years it gets cold immediately after labor day and stays cold.

I set my thermostat on the temperature settings that are comfortable and let it do it's thing. It runs the AC if it needs to. It runs the heat if it needs to. Welcome to 2013.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cary NC
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90 degrees today, absolutely. I don't care if it's January, hot outside = A/C!
Same here had the air on all week at 70 degrees just too hot without it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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Turning on the A/C in October. Walking the neighborhood today I'd estimate at least 90% of the houses sound like the A/C is back on. Do you crack and turn it back because the date not matter?
Don't know if you are new to the South, but most people simply go from AC to Heat and never open the windows.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Finally in NC
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Don't know if you are new to the South, but most people simply go from AC to Heat and never open the windows.
Well that explains why there are no screen doors on houses! It drives me crazy that I can't just open my front and kitchen doors and let the breeze in.
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