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When Do People Turn on Their AC?

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When Do People Turn on Their AC?

I always worry turning it on too early and then the weather gets cool again and you need the furnace .
Last edited by Topher86 on May 24th, 2020 10:27 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Once the temp together with humidity makes it feel like 35 or above.
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I had to turn mine on for 2 hours tonight... Upstair was 27, kids room has very poor circulation and I was too lazy to go downstairs and get fans out to help push the cool air around.

I have two unhealthy neighbours who had their's on earlier this week and all day today.
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Yeah, I’m ok, was more worried about the 2 year old. His room is 27.
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When the dog pants. It's been cycling all day today. To be honest the extra cost is worth the comfort.
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Yeah, you guys in the Ottawa Valley got a taste of summer today! Down here, not as much due to the wind of Lake Ontario.

I'll probably turn mine on tomorrow for the first time this season just to make sure it works. Supposed to hit low 30's and humidity around here next week.
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mrweather wrote: Yeah, you guys in the Ottawa Valley got a taste of summer today! Down here, not as much due to the wind of Lake Ontario.

I'll probably turn mine on tomorrow for the first time this season just to make sure it works. Supposed to hit low 30's and humidity around here next week.
It was hot as F today in Muskoka. Came close to turning it on but instead just abandoned the cottage assuming it would cool off. Still 21 at 9:30pm though!
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Humidex tomorrow of 28! Lots of traffic on the 400 North.
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My house was at a comfortable 20C until the wife got home and turned on the HEAT.. Now I am sweating with 25C sigh
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Topher86 wrote: Yeah, I’m ok, was more worried about the 2 year old. His room is 27.
27 in a room is too warm imo...lol
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We only use AC when it's constantly over 35 Celsius or when we have company on a hot day.

Over the past 3 summers, we've had out AC less than 10 times.

Still the same 2-ton AC Unit from the Builder in 2006.

So much air flow in the home with windows and doors opened. No need for AC. We're normally around 22 Celsius during the day and about 17 Celsius at night.

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Topher86 wrote: I always worry turning it on too early and then it gets cool again.
You have a thermostat right? Who cares if it gets cold, your tstat isn't going to turn it on.
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Honest question, what's the point in having ac if you don't use it by the time your indoor temp is 27-30+ celsius? I could probably keep my house around 30c max all summer except one or two days by having windows open. But seriously why bother buying one if it doesn't get much use?
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barqers wrote: Honest question, what's the point in having ac if you don't use it by the time your indoor temp is 27-30+ celsius? I could probably keep my house around 30c max all summer except one or two days by having windows open. But seriously why bother buying one if it doesn't get much use?
Not necessarily temperature but the humidity that is insufferable. A/C fixes that (actually reduces humidity before it cools).
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Probably a good time to try it now and make sure it's working well before the heat wave hits

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