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Old 05-26-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: southern california
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northern texas is very different from the gulf coast as to humidity.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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the tiles floors do help but they are a ***** to keep clean, we had them in NM. 77 really isn't that bad with the ceiling fans going full speed.

Nita
If you have a light tile....or a high gloss one, yep.

I have large mottled medium colored tan-gray tiles, dull, with grout that almost matches.

Doesn't show dirt much at all. The dog dander doesn't build up as it would in the carpet, and is easy to sweep up.

I will never go back to carpet or anything else, given the choice.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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I was about to say the same thing.
The inside of my house does not get above 73-74 degrees during the day, 68-69 at night. I would turn it down lower, but those $400.00 electric bills do get old after awhile.
Precisely why I'm hot all summer long. My ideal temperature is 55 degrees, that of which I can have during the winter in the house. Love it.

I refuse to have the house as cool in the summer as most and pay an astronomical bill. I keep it on 80 and once in a great while, click it to 78 when I'm burning up during the night. Oh well, it's the choice I've made.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Yes, it was hot and humid. When I left for work this a.m., I decided to shut everything up and turn on the A/C anticipating what actually happened...95 degrees today. I knew my dogs would be miserable had I not turned it on.
95 is pretty miserable in Central Texas, yes.

It's 79 here, and overcast--very pleasant after the hot we've been having.

I wish it would stay like this until early fall.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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95 is pretty miserable in Central Texas, yes.

It's 79 here, and overcast--very pleasant after the hot we've been having.

I wish it would stay like this until early fall.
You bet, it's miserable. I absolutely despise summer except late at night IF the wind is blowing. It feels kind of nice and the wind also keeps away the blasted mosquitoes that have already bitten me quite a few times. Grrrr!
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I've never known any place in Texas to cool off much at night other than West Texas...and even places like Midland-Odessa don't cool off like they did 20 years ago.

Alpine-Marfa-Ft Davis cool off very nicely at night--very similar climate to what I have here, but the days are still hotter than I like.

I despise summer, too, in every place I've ever lived.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If you have a light tile....or a high gloss one, yep.

I have large mottled medium colored tan-gray tiles, dull, with grout that almost matches.

Doesn't show dirt much at all. The dog dander doesn't build up as it would in the carpet, and is easy to sweep up.

I will never go back to carpet or anything else, given the choice.
Our daughter has a spanish tile in her kitchen, sorta salmon color I guess, or light brown, yes, it is fine. In NM, with all the dirt our kitchen, halls, little sitting area and laundry room were white tile and i am the type that puts house work to the bottom of my "to do list" but hate a dirty house. After 7 years I thought I would go nuts. Here, which isn't nearly as sandy and dirty we have wood in the kitchen, all 3 baths, dining room and a couple halls, I love it..
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Houston
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northern texas is very different from the gulf coast as to humidity.
I don't think it's as much as people would think, around 10% difference give or take (morning/afternoon). Then again, maybe that makes a big difference for some people. North Texas is more breezy than the Gulf Coast, so that probably helps.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Our daughter has a spanish tile in her kitchen, sorta salmon color I guess, or light brown, yes, it is fine. In NM, with all the dirt our kitchen, halls, little sitting area and laundry room were white tile and i am the type that puts house work to the bottom of my "to do list" but hate a dirty house. After 7 years I thought I would go nuts. Here, which isn't nearly as sandy and dirty we have wood in the kitchen, all 3 baths, dining room and a couple halls, I love it..
Oh....I'd HATE to try to keep white tile clean....ugh.

What you describe for your daughter sounds like Mexican Saltillo, very pretty.

Wood is beautiful, but I avoid it because of the dogs (wear and tear) and getting it wet.

I'm looking at CO, and I'm finding a lot of wood flooring. Just seems to be very common up there.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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I have lived in Texas 35 years. To have no humidity you have to have desert or near desert conditions. Sooooo look on your Texas map and find Sonora Tex draw a line north to south and everything to the west of the will be ideal no humidity conditions. And I might add some of the prettiest country you witt ever see. No light pollution. Yoh have not ever seen a prettier starry sky at night than in that area. Hope this helped.... Elvin.
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