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Old 08-11-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Spend a week in Tampa and you won't think SA is humid!
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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Thanks guys for all your replies!

Feels like friendly southern hospitality

So the consensus here seems like yes it's hot, but it's just a matter of figuring out how to adapt and eventually you will. That's what I kind of figured in my head but it's always nice for it to be confirmed.

I think I will start mapping out a plan to move
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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OP: I always tell non-locals that so long as you get through the "three months of hell," which are June, July and August, the rest of the year is great! That doesn't mean it's not hot in May or September, but it's not as bad as it is in June, July and August. So get through those 3 months by keeping as cool as you can and you'll be fine.
I say same thing.. I grew up in Ohio, been here three years and still am not used to the heat. However, I would much rather have this three months of hell as opposed to the 5-6 months of dreary crap in Ohio.
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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I'm lovin' the heat, it beats...

-putting on a hat, scarf, parka, gloves, boots, sweater,
longjohns, etc.

-shoveling for 2 hours.

-coming back in exhausted to remove all the clothes.

-getting something warm to drink

...then looking out the window to discover the plow has
passed yet again.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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My wife and I just moved here in May from the Baltimore / Washington dc area.
While I would definitely say it is very hot here I find myself not having a need to have the AC as low. I keep it at 82 during the day and 79 at night.
I think it's due to the dew point not being as high all the time.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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Even with 100 degree temperatures outside, my ac runs 30 minutes out of every hour. Because of the differences in humidity, 90 in California will feel like 85 in most of Texas. Been there done that.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Spend a week in Tampa and you won't think SA is humid!
Agreed. Spent some time out there and didn't know which was worse - the skanks at St. Pete beach or the humidity!
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: TX
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Sweat doesn't make for good smelling people, but it's what you do...just drink more water. & A/C...our A/C can't keep up during the daytime in the summer, so it doesn't matter much what the thermostat is set. I just laugh when they tell people to set their thermostat to prevent the rolling blackouts. With our A/C, we're certainly not putting much strain on the grid.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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Sweat doesn't make for good smelling people, but it's what you do...just drink more water. & A/C...our A/C can't keep up during the daytime in the summer, so it doesn't matter much what the thermostat is set. I just laugh when they tell people to set their thermostat to prevent the rolling blackouts. With our A/C, we're certainly not putting much strain on the grid.
If your A/C is running continuously then it will be adding
to the strain without much results in terms of cooling.

Ideally, the system should be cycling on and off to
maintain a set reasonable temperature.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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I moved from so cal last year. I do miss the weather but really its not that bad if you dont work outside. if you have an indoor job you'll never know its 100+ outside because you'll be in your sweet 70 degree AC. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, my electric bill is usually $100 and my A/C has not turned off in months.
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