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Old 06-14-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Do you have A/C? Where do you live?

I'm from Leucadia, west of the 5, and we don't have A/C. Most of our neighbors don't either and generally, it doesn't get too hot. But during August/September, it can get pretty uncomfortable and 'still' & humid. If I owned a house there, I would probably get it even though you don't really need it....

If I lived say, west of El Camino Real in north county, I think you need it. A short distance away from the coast heats things up considerably.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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I rented a house without A/C in Rancho Penasquitos for a year. Second floor consistently got uncomfortably hot in the afternoons, especially the west-facing master bedroom. We got a window unit and that helped somewhat. Heat waves were the worst. When highs hit triple digits, a window A/C on the second floor and a portable unit in the family room at full power were barely enough to keep us from stripping to underwear or running away.

I'm in Escondido now - further inland. We have two serious A/C units, one for each floor, but I don't think we used them even once during the last three months. Partly because it's been cooler than normal lately, partly because the house is well-built - proper insulation, with a real attic; almost no south-facing walls in habitable areas (south wall belongs to the garage and an unfinished attic on top of it); shade trees all around.

And that's the main thing. San Diego is not Phoenix. Even if it gets too hot in the summer, lows are always in the 50's and 60's. You can get through occasional 105 F if the house is well insulated and shaded.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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No AC here but I'm in Lemon Grove and on a hill. I always have a good solid breeze going through the house when the windows are open.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:44 AM
 
Location: Shadowridge. Vista
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No AC here in Shadowridge Vista. Hopefully my Spanish tiles will keep me cool during a heat wave. So far, I've been comfortable at around 71 degrees inside. If it gets too warm, I'll add AC because I am plumbed for it.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Paradise/Las Vegas
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I have it here in Chula Vista's RDR area.My first two places in the South Central and Southwest areas of Chula Vista did not have ac though
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:03 AM
 
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I had A/C in Santee (wouldn't want to live there without it), but the other two places I lived, Clairemont didn't have it, and San Ysidro didn't have central air but had a box A/C unit.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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No, I'm in North Park and don't need it. I open all my windows and have ceiling fans in each room.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Oceanside, CA
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Live in Oceanside, about 4 miles from the beach as the crow flies. No A/C needed for us. We can live with the handful of warmish days without it especially since it always cools down at night.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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No AC here but I'm in Lemon Grove and on a hill. I always have a good solid breeze going through the house when the windows are open.
Yep, I'm in Spring Valley and on a hill and have that same breeze coming through. There are probably nine or ten days a year when I wish I had AC, but I can live without it (maybe because I'm originally from the east and know what real humidity feels like.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Yep. Central air. Love it, use it. Couldn't live here without it.
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