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Your feelings about inside temperatures in the US

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. mussel

    mussel Well-Known Member

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    My thermostats are generally set to 55-65 degrees in the winter. I don't have AC, so in the summer, the heat gets up into the low to mid 80's, but I generally keep a couple windows open so I don't bake to death.

    How hot can it get in Seattle? And how many 80s degree days? 4 or 5?
     
  2. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    How hot can it get in Seattle? And how many 80s degree days? 4 or 5?
    No it typically gets up to the high 70's or low 80's in the summer time. Last summer was unusually hot, and I believe we had a week or two of 90 degree days last year. Being on the top floor of my building though makes things quite a bit hotter in the summer. According to my thermostat my condo is currently 81.3 degrees at 11:31pm. It really bothers me at night and makes it very difficult for me to rest. I sometimes wish I had AC so that I could sleep.
     
  3. JohnVintage79

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    I realize the results might be off given the fact that most of you are gentlemen wearing coats in the office, but I'll try anyway.


    Is their anything about the US that you do like?
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    No it typically gets up to the high 70's or low 80's in the summer time. Last summer was unusually hot, and I believe we had a week or two of 90 degree days last year. Being on the top floor of my building though makes things quite a bit hotter in the summer. According to my thermostat my condo is currently 81.3 degrees at 11:31pm. It really bothers me at night and makes it very difficult for me to rest. I sometimes wish I had AC so that I could sleep.

    The humidity is probably what makes things bad, not the temperature alone. Gets to well over 100 in this area but the humidity is often absurdly low - which makes me dislike the constant A/C even more.
     
  5. tiger02

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    Is their anything about the US that you do like?
    The gentlemanly demeanor?
     
  6. Mute

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    In most offices, I usually find the men stripping as much clothes as they can without offending anyone while the ladies usually have all their space heaters turned on, often times causing the local circuit to overload.
     
  7. Fabienne

    Fabienne Well-Known Member

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    Is their anything about the US that you do like?

    The cute way some Americans won't use the spell checker? [​IMG]
     
  8. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    I think in a democracy one should be able to use their, there, they're, and kungawamba interchangably. It is a basic right. Just like opening a keylock line of credit on your house to pay off 0%-interest-for-a-year credit cards is a right and driving huge cars off into the desert is a right.[​IMG]
     
  9. imageWIS

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    Is their anything about the US that you do like?

    StyleForum.

    Jon.
     
  10. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    I usually prefer temperatures to be cooler than they are. My wife has low blood pressure, and she's always cranking the heat. Not a happy setup.
     
  11. Jen

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    When I lived in Houston, I would always be freezing indoors. It would actually feel nice to walk out of a restaurant and get into a car that had been baking for 2 hours in 90 degree heat with 80% humidity!

    It's always seemed to me that 60 A/C is a lot more chlling than a true 60 degree day, but I have no explanation for why that should be true.

    Boston isn't so bad, but I find academic buildings to generally be overheated in the winter and overcooled in the summer. [​IMG]
     
  12. Fabienne

    Fabienne Well-Known Member

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    When I lived in Houston, I would always be freezing indoors. It would actually feel nice to walk out of a restaurant and get into a car that had been baking for 2 hours in 90 degree heat with 80% humidity!

    It's always seemed to me that 60 A/C is a lot more chlling than a true 60 degree day, but I have no explanation for why that should be true.

    Boston isn't so bad, but I find academic buildings to generally be overheated in the winter and overcooled in the summer. [​IMG]


    Same feelings exactly on all points, except that the last university I frequented did not have enough funds to air-condition all of the professors' offices, and most installed illegal window units.

    Edit: "not enough funds to air-condition the offices of professors in the humanities"
     
  13. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Well-Known Member

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    I was once told for engineering purposes, its more efficient for larger buildings with central air conditioning to keep the temperature at a lower point for humidity purposes. Given my rudimentary knowledge of condensor mechanics, I find the reasoning plausible though I cannot confirm its veracity. Otherwise, bring a sweater.
     

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