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Old 04-10-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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Guys, what I wanted to know was why is it that 70% Winter and 70% Summer is so different. Imagine coming into ones house when it is 36% outside to a 70% Summer Air Conditioning instead of a 70% winter heat. Trying to warm up with ones hands over the Summer vent of 70% cool instead of Winter heat of 70% isn't going to be pleasant.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Also, a lot of these cooling tips depend on cool nights, which are really only found in high-altitude areas of the Mountain West. If it's hot all night long, even 70F, let along the 80+ that's common in deserts, there will never be any relief bar air conditioning.
They work well for me with our 60F average nights, and mostly ok with warmer nights, though real cooldown becomes difficult.

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Aside from the fact I have different preferences than that, a different and more curious phenomenon comes to mind. Those temperatures you outlined are pretty close to what comes to my mind when I think of a "moderate climate"; since that was deduced from the indoor temperature limits, perhaps your notion has some validity in that regard .
Well, my idea didn't work so well, then. For myself, I'm not too interested in temperatures well outside what I consider a tolerable indoor temperature. Maybe a bit hotter at times midday for good swimming weather, and a bit cooler than ideal at night. Sounds like Sophie prefers indoor temperatures at the low end of outdoor temperature preferences, so my idea didn't fit her tastes, either.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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The cooling methods I mentioned only work for me, assuming I need cooling in the daytime in the first place, if it's in the mid 40's or lower at night. 50F at the most; if it's over 50F for the overnight low the cooling methods that depend on pulling in cooler air from the outside won't work for either me or my house.

A summer on the Yellowstone Plateau is optimal for me to use those methods; across the vast majority of the East the effectiveness of bringing in cool air is laughable, because there isn't any cool air available at night with enough punch to it to have an indoor cooldown (and in case you're wondering this is talking around 65-70F or so, not something like 55F or 80F).

As for the indoor temperature method for figuring out one's tastes, perhaps you could attempt to correlate that with a person's idea of a moderate climate.
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