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Old 06-14-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Angry Inland empire summers

For those who live in the inland empire does anyone not use a/c or a evaporative cooler during the hot summer months ? Today its 90 degrees outside & inside my mobile home & my cooler isnt set up yet. I couldnt make it through a summer without my old & rusting out cooler. I patch up my cooler & roof every year but this yr is the worse so far. The cooler is rusting through big time. I can only patch up to a point. I got a feeling its going to be a very long, hot & dry summer.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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I rarely use our AC. Today its 90 outside and inside the house is 73. During those few weeks where its 110 then the AC might get turned on a few times. Once the inside of the house gets up near 80 then I will turn it on.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I rarely use our AC. Today its 90 outside and inside the house is 73. During those few weeks where its 110 then the AC might get turned on a few times. Once the inside of the house gets up near 80 then I will turn it on.
You house must be insulated. Mobile homes are ovens in the summer & ice boxes in the winter. I have no insulation whatsoever in my 1965 mh.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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It was 97 outside today & 90 inside. Summer is here.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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We didn't have A/C or an evap cooler when I was growing up in Corona. We only had fans.

It sucked.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I ran the air conditioner for the first time today - we have a well insulated house, so don't have to run it very often - just for an hour or two a day, on the hottest days.

I can't even imagine living in a mobile home without a good air conditioner steel7! How about getting a new window air conditioner? I got one a couple of years ago for another house, for about $100, and it was super cheap to run, and it cooled 300 sqft, so if you closed off the rooms you're not in, and just cooled your main room? Might work! And a new unit is sooooo much cheaper to run than an older unit - they've gotten a lot more efficient recently.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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As long as the nights cool off, I'm fine without AC. I hate trying to sleep when it's hot, so that's when the Amanas get powered up, those handful of nights in a year when it stays hot all night. Otherwise, fans get the job done, even when it's 110+ during the day. I'm IE acclimated now and I have lots of mature shade trees.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Wimps!!! It was 110 here today!
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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For those who live in the inland empire does anyone not use a/c or a evaporative cooler during the hot summer months ? Today its 90 degrees outside & inside my mobile home & my cooler isnt set up yet. I couldnt make it through a summer without my old & rusting out cooler. I patch up my cooler & roof every year but this yr is the worse so far. The cooler is rusting through big time. I can only patch up to a point. I got a feeling its going to be a very long, hot & dry summer.
I can't imagine living in the SGV or inland empire without some form of air conditioning.

Nita
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I can't imagine living in the SGV or inland empire without some form of air conditioning.

Nita
I can. My parents didn't get A/C in our house until the mid-60s. Add to that the unregulated pollution from the Kaiser Steel plant in Fontana and the inversion layer. It's a wonder I don't have permanent lung damage.
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