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Old 09-11-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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A bit off topic, but its strange how our society sees heat as a necessity and air conditioning as a luxury. Lacking one is no more deadly than lacking the other.
The former is certainly true in Minnesota ... the winters there could kill you, literally, if you were left completely without heat. -20F is a killing cold.

In Georgia, neither is true. I've not seen it get warmer than approx 103F here or colder than approx 11F here in eight years, and the attic fan we have would be perfectly adequate for cooling the house down in the evening for sleep. That sucker creates quite a wind!

In Arizona and other much hotter climes, the reverse might be true if you aren't properly acclimated to the local environment.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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The former is certainly true in Minnesota ... the winters there could kill you, literally, if you were left completely without heat. -20F is a killing cold.

In Georgia, neither is true. I've not seen it get warmer than approx 103F here or colder than approx 11F here in eight years, and the attic fan we have would be perfectly adequate for cooling the house down in the evening for sleep. That sucker creates quite a wind!

In Arizona and other much hotter climes, the reverse might be true if you aren't properly acclimated to the local environment.

I agree! I'm in FL and AC is a necessity. Heat, eh. I think I turned it on MAYBE twice last "winter". Of course, here it's not so much the temperature as it is the humidity.
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