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Old 08-22-2013, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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Probably fans. But if I lived in Miami I'd have my AC set no lower than 77.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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We've had heat waves and humidity here similar to Miami weather in summer. Without air con you sweat a lot during sleep. But I found a way to mitigate it a bit by taking a cold (as cold as you can get the water in summer) shower right before bed. I eventually gave up and put the air con on after a few days. I was trying to save on my utility bill but realized I was way too tired at work and irritable.

BTW, around 200,000 people lived in Miami in 1940 and they had no air con. Somehow they coped.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Oviedo
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I'm from Homestead originally, we never had ac until we lost the house in 92 (then moved up here to central fl). We had an attic fan and jalousie windows. We could turn on the attic fan and close whichever door, to direct air flow to a certain part of the house, the jalousies were raised or lowered to help direct air flow. We also had terrazzo floors, which kept it cool. I'm still having a hard time with how cold it gets here in CF and I've been here 20+ years!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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What would you do without A/C in Miami in august? I'm curious as to what you heat haters will say. because I already know what I do. I go lay down in my hammock in my backyard below the shade of my 2 coconut palms and enjoy the sun and the summer heat.
It depends on why? Power outage? AC broken?

I don't think I'd want to live in Miami in the first place: bugs, humidity, heat. Humidity makes people feel tired and dirty.

For every one person that enjoys living in Miami with no AC in August, there are 10,000 who don't enjoy it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Lol yeah. My mom is the same way. She's practically allergic to the heat, don't know how. My electricity went our for 24 hours yesterday, and I had to sleep in an ~80 degree bedroom with no fan or A/C at all, just an open window with poor air circulation because it was warm outside. Took me about an hour to fall asleep, but I eventually went "unconscious" as I usually do .
I can actually tolerate an 80 degree, dry day if I am acclimatized to heat. If I am not, then it's a different story. For sleeping in the winter, 60 degrees in the room is about right. For summer, 70 degrees in the room is good. If I am staying at someone else's house with no A/C, I could manage up to 75, but that's my limit. Any higher I would need to sleep naked and have a fan.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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Try to kill myself.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: HERE
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Slept with my fan on full blast and window wide open last night- low was 60 and house is 69 right now at 7:43AM (still 60 outside- high yesterday was 82). If a typical Miami day is 90/80, wouldn't the house be like 85 at midnight even with window open?
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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What would you do without A/C in Miami in august? I'm curious as to what you heat haters will say. because I already know what I do. I go lay down in my hammock in my backyard below the shade of my 2 coconut palms and enjoy the sun and the summer heat.
Lol, I lived in Miami for 15 out of my 20 years. Good luck not getting any spiders or bugs if you do that. In my case...I'd get like 5 fans and blow them all in my direction.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Ugh. Sweat a lot, drink a lot of water, take cold showers, and not cook at all.

I actually went to the gym a lot.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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You could get by with a large fan in the living room - bring it into the bedroom when you go to sleep at night. During the day I assume you're at work someplace air conditioned anyway. If not, then take frequent trips to the mall, library, movie theater.
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