It’s officially summer and the weather is heating up. This weekend I debated on whether or not to turn on the air conditioner. Yes I have central air and it’s very nice, but I also like to have the windows open, to feel the breeze, and feel like the outside isn’t as far away as it is in January through April. But it was 85 degrees in the house. I succumbed. I turned it on.
I know many people who live in warmer areas need to use their air conditioners as much as I have to use my furnace during the colder months. I also know people who live around me that keep their AC on from May through September without a second thought. And believe it or not, I still know people who don’t have AC at all.
While I do not debate that it’s a necessity at times and a luxury at others, I will debate how long to keep it on. I guess until this heat wave breaks.
What about you? Do you like to keep the AC all the time? Perhaps you live in a warmer area and have to keep it on, but then do you open your windows during colder months? Ever miss the fresh air blowing in through your windows? Or hearing the birds sing outside your window? Do you find it hard to motivate teenage kids to get outside since it’s so comfortable inside? Or worry about the electric bill that will come next month?
How do you keep cool if you don’t turn the AC on? I do have overhead fans and a stand-alone fan that work well, especially if you’re not moving around much. I have a pool and it comes in handy, but I have yet to figure out how to waterproof my laptop so I could work while floating on the water.
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