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View Poll Results: Which is more livable?
A tropical climate without air conditioning 45 60.00%
An oceanic climate without heating 30 40.00%
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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Which is more livable?


A) A tropical climate without AC

Hot, humid summers like Bangkok, Miami, or Acapulco. Some have comfortably mild winters while others stay hot year round.

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B) An oceanic climate without heating (central or space heating)

Chilly, overcast, damp and drizzly 9 months a year with a little bit of snow in winter but comfortable summers like Seattle, London, Paris.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Lima, Peru
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Tropical all the way
I don't really care about having AC when I am in a hot and humid tropical place
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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What do you mean "heating"? Do you exclusively mean like thermostat type heating? A furnace? Do you include fireplaces as heating?

Either way, I'd say an Oceanic climate without heating. Tropical climates get very hot for extended periods of time. Ocean climates don't even get that cold and most of the year is mild enough that there's no need for heating OR AC. Also, you can just bundle up on a few layers to keep warm. You gotta be creative to keep cool in a tropical place without AC. At least when you're living there. Those visiting are probably going to be at the beach or pool anyway :P
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Definitely tropical climate without A/C. As long as i had a good oscillating fan, I'd be fine
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:13 PM
 
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Oceanic, I'd say. Easier to keep warm in winter I think, just keep the fire going. But, speaking from experience without living in A/C, tropical climates are very livable too, even wthout a fan, Deneb
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Oceanic without heating is more livable, especially if we have cities like Kiama and Wollongong.

Not to mention, you can easily wear extra layers to keep warm.

For tropical you have to sleep in a cool bathtub in those humid nights. So hell no...
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:41 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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(A) but a milder oceanic climate with a space heater would be fine. The less intense tropical climates are really easy to live without A/C if the construction is designed for it. As I mentioned before, half of Honolulu households don't have A/C, and part of the airport is open air.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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An oceanic climate without heating would be far easier, bar winter cold snaps.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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If we compared London to Miami, I would say Miami without a/c by far is more liveable
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:06 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Seattle without heat sounds miserable in the winter. There's not much sun, so no outside heat source. Average daily temperatures are around 41F / 5C. Maybe with good insulation and people / cooking you could raise to the high 40s. It's doable, but not fun.
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