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Old 08-15-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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I think my electric bill was about 30% higher than ever before.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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We don't have AC. Had one window unit in but I didn't like how the water was dripping down the side of the house and the bees were attracted to it so we took it out. While most definitely yes it has been uncomfortable, it is not nearly as bad as the south and even Ohio. Our AC ran from late June until early-mid September. The worse part about not having AC here is the humidity inside the house. Everything feels damp. My dehumidifier can't keep up. But, I'll take this over what I came from any day! (not complaining)
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Ceiling fans can make a big difference. We have them in both the living room and the bedroom and only run them when we're in those rooms. I'd estimate it lets us have our A/C set between 4 and 8 degrees *warmer* than we would otherwise and still be comfortable.

Not a site endorsement, just the top hit in my google search:
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:34 PM
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I just put the AC's in the windows yesterday because everything inside the house was very damp. The AC's made a huge difference in only a few hours.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:47 AM
 
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I just put the AC's in the windows yesterday because everything inside the house was very damp. The AC's made a huge difference in only a few hours.
I've been thinking about doing that despite the water from window AC running down the siding. Last night our beds felt soggy.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:23 AM
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I've been thinking about doing that despite the water from window AC running down the siding. Last night our beds felt soggy.
I felt silly doing that so late in the summer, but it's better than having mildew on the walls, bedding, and upholstery. It's easier to clean or even replace a little siding than everything in the interior.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I can't stand it. I really can't. I don't know how people live in Texas and other hot states. Oh and my A/C is suddenly no longer blowing cool air. I think I've just completely overwhelmed it. (Luckily, a technician is on his way).
I feel your pain... my AC has been doing the same thing, except I live in Alabama, so there's little to no break from it. I absolutely despise the summers here. No fun sitting inside under an AC all summer because it's too darn hot to do anything.

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I've been thinking that weather we've had this week feels like what it must be like to live in Louisiana or Mississippi.
The Deep South in general would agree with you. We've had weeks with the highs in the mid-high 90s and the heat index over 105. It's so humid that it's hard to breathe outside. Miserable. We don't get much of a winter, but I'm looking forward to any relief. Hopefully you guys will see some soon too!
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Western MA
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I feel your pain... my AC has been doing the same thing, except I live in Alabama, so there's little to no break from it. I absolutely despise the summers here. No fun sitting inside under an AC all summer because it's too darn hot to do anything.



The Deep South in general would agree with you. We've had weeks with the highs in the mid-high 90s and the heat index over 105. It's so humid that it's hard to breathe outside. Miserable. We don't get much of a winter, but I'm looking forward to any relief. Hopefully you guys will see some soon too!
Today was better. I was inside at work for all of it, so didn't really get to enjoy it much. Sitting outside on my deck with a beer now though.

Looking ahead, it looks like the next few days will be in the high 80s, but the humidity looks like it is going to stick around with it. Although, it doesn't look as if it will be as terrible is has been for the last week.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:26 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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I loved the weather yesterday in NH. In our town it was overcast and very windy. In the summertime, I am actually not a fan of very sunny days... but I do love the sun in the wintertime.
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I loved the weather yesterday in NH. In our town it was overcast and very windy. ......
The drought in most of the New Hampshire counties made the national news today. An chance of rain in your town?
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