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Old 05-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #21
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We have a fan on our a/c as well, but there's no basements here in CA. Earthquake issues. Plus in some areas the ground just isn't suitable...sand, water, etc.

We turn a/c to 78 so it usually just comes on late in the day or evening. I think it only had to be on overnight a handful of times last year.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #22
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Thanks, Charlotte, but the point is that it's not a window unit. It vents out the window but the whole thing sits inside. There's a panel that goes in the window with a dryer vent thing on it and the dryer vent hose goes from the AC to the vent in the panel. This is it. With a window unit, I'd not be able to open and close the window when I want. It's not hot today, the window is open, nature's AC can do the job.
Now that I've seen it, I get it! My brain was thinking... well, I guess I can't call what my brain was doing 'thinking'.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:45 PM   #23
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When I first heard of these AC units, it made no sense to me. I had to see them too.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
We also have an attic fan. We've been here for 35 yrs this summer so we lived with fans and open windows for a very long time before we finally said enough. The last few years we've had temps over 100 F many more days than we used to. We have new double pane windows so now the house doesn't cool down easily and it's awful when it's over 80+.. Ugh.
That's what my daughter was saying about Washington. They say anything above 70 or 80 is hot. She just moved back to Wisconsin. Don't know how my Washington born son in law will do in the heat this summer. The record was 98 last year.
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My son spent several years in Kentucky. He is back in Washington now and does prefer this weather. My kids and I were born in Western Washington. I don't know how people survive where it's hot and humid all summer.
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I hate hot humid summers... atleast in winter you can bundle up... in hot humid summers you just have to sweat
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We don't have the humidity many places have thank goodness! However 5% humidity is awful for its own reasons! Can you say ITCHY!!?
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Oh, Jan, I guess that would be itchy! In winter when it's humid it's hard to bundle up without feeling like I'm walking around in my own personal sauna. *light goes on* I now have a dehumidifier!
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here in MD, specially inland towards where I live gets horridly humid... I love the winter though... curled up by the fire... I'm a winter baby
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I've had people tell me we do get humid here especially in winter/spring with our overcast and fog, but because it's cool it just feels comfortable for the most part to us. Summer/fall gets hot and dry with the Santa Ana winds and extreme low humidity. Fortunately we often have beautiful weather to balance out the bad.
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