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Old 07-13-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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So in answer to the op....
no, I don't particularly enjoy the feeling of being cold, but I generally prefer it to being too hot. Also, when I am inside in a heated building in the winter, I generally feel "toasty" and "just right" not hot, not cold.

With a/c, it is harder to achieve that equilibrium IMO.
You can feel "toasty" indoors in winter?

When I'm in a heated building,
I never feel "toasty" and only occaisionally feel "just right."
Most of the time at 72 F (22 C) indoors, I can't forget a sense of cooling on my skin.
So most of the winter I'm not at equilibrium indoors,
without a sweater and a hot drink, or moderate-to-heavy excerisize.

With A/C in summer on the other hand,
I either feel "equilibrium," or I feel "slightly over-chilled."
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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You can feel "toasty" indoors in winter?

When I'm in a heated building,
I never feel "toasty" and only occaisionally feel "just right."
Most of the time at 72 F (22 C) indoors, I can't forget a sense of cooling on my skin.
So most of the winter I'm not at equilibrium indoors,
without a sweater and a hot drink, or moderate-to-heavy excerisize.

With A/C in summer on the other hand,
I either feel "equilibrium," or I feel "slightly over-chilled."
Well, again ...when it gets too cold outside, colder than say, 25 degrees F, it is harder to maintain that "just right" feeling. Then sometimes I get the feeling like with the a/c....that I have to keep adjusting the thermostat to get things to feel right. Again, though, I prefer this to the heat of summer and the a/c. One problem with the heat down here, too, is that public places (including the bank where I work) often OVER air condition spaces...so that you constantly feel actually feel too cold inside. For some reason, being a bit too cold due to air conditioning feels worse to me than being a bit too cold in a room just cause it's cold out. I think the reason is that a/c systems can be drafty and uneven if that makes sense.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: New York City
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You can feel "toasty" indoors in winter?

When I'm in a heated building,
I never feel "toasty" and only occaisionally feel "just right."
Most of the time at 72 F (22 C) indoors, I can't forget a sense of cooling on my skin.
So most of the winter I'm not at equilibrium indoors,
without a sweater and a hot drink, or moderate-to-heavy excerisize.

With A/C in summer on the other hand,
I either feel "equilibrium," or I feel "slightly over-chilled."
Last few winters I lived in an apartment where I controlled the temperature and could set it to as warm as I wanted. I didn't have a thermostat but it definitely felt over 80 degrees at some points.
Also one of the winters, the air system in our office building wasn't working properly and it was very warm inside. Every single person had a fan on their desks. People were walking around with wet spots under their armpits. It was funny and almost impossible to do any work.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I'm almost always pretty comfortable all winter long, unless I'm somewhere where the heat is turned up too high. Granted, our winters aren't terribly cold (mostly 30s-50sF). Now in the summer I'm almost never completely comfortable. I'm usually hot, of course, but sometimes I'll be in a place where the AC is set too low, and that's not comfortable either. Which is weird, because if it is 60F outside, I'm perfectly comfy wearing a Tshirt and jeans. But if the AC is set that low, it's too cold. Regardless, I basically never truly stop sweating in Summer, which is like 7-8 months here.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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I like cold weather. Obviously, I live in Texas, not Alaska, ok? So if I consistently lived somewhere where the temps were below zero, I might be singing a different tune! But contrary to what some people believe, it does get cold in north Texas. I have seen below zero temps. Not often but I have seen them. And out in the Panhandle where I grew up, it can get really cold expecially when it's windy and it often is.
Can Northern Texas get as cold as Northern Arizona during the winter ?

Can any city in Northern Texas compete with Flagstaff, Arizona during the winter ?
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Can Northern Texas get as cold as Northern Arizona during the winter ?

Can any city in Northern Texas compete with Flagstaff, Arizona during the winter ?
No, I doubt it, though Amarillo, TX can get pretty cold.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I'm usually hot, of course, but sometimes I'll be in a place where the AC is set too low, and that's not comfortable either. Which is weird, because if it is 60F outside, I'm perfectly comfy wearing a Tshirt and jeans. But if the AC is set that low, it's too cold.
It's probably the temperature of the air coming out the vents that does it.

My skin DOES NOT like 54 F,
so if that's the vent temp
even though the thermostat is set at 72 F,
I feel a "nasty cold" where ever the breeze touches me.

In winter with a thermostat at 72 F,
most parts of the room will probably be no lower than 65 F,
around eye-level it should be around 72 F,
and the vent temperature will probably be in the 80's or 90's F.

Sometimes with A/C,
I get the sensation that ice cream is being poured onto my skin.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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No, I doubt it, though Amarillo, TX can get pretty cold.
I was looking at Wikipedia and Amarillo, Texas's winters are colder than Melbourne, Australia's winters.

Our resident Aussie friend from Melbourne, SAB would not survive 1 day in Amarillo, Texas during the winter season.

And that is pretty bad when your threshold for cold is so low that you can not even survive a whole winter in Northern Texas.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I remember driving from CA to Chicago in late March, stopped for gas in the panhandle, it was cold!

I had a warm jacket but after a week in CA just didn't expect it to be cold in Texas!
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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I was looking at Wikipedia and Amarillo, Texas's winters are colder than Melbourne, Australia's winters.

Our resident Aussie friend from Melbourne, SAB would not survive 1 day in Amarillo, Texas during the winter season.

And that is pretty bad when your threshold for cold is so low that you can not even survive a whole winter in Northern Texas.
SAB has said before that he would be willing to tolerate a slightly colder winter if he got more sun and a hotter summer in return. I believe Amarillo would meet those characteristics.
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