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Thread: Air Conditioning

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    Does anyone else have a problem adjusting to air conditioning when it starts getting warm out? Most of my summers I've spent outside, either just about all the time or for at least a good portion of everyday. This summer I'm stuck inside in a place that seems to have the AC on full blast and it's not even close to peaking the heat of our summer - I'm from Iowa. The guys I work with like to make fun of me for being cold all the time. :P

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    There probably are and we're probably just above the lowest we can be. It's been so nice this week. Went golfing in shorts and a t-shirt last night. It was great.

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    you ladies have air conditioning? I wish I did. I'm from Houston but living in Colorado and we only have a swamp cooler. not good enough!! i melt, i can tell you.

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    No air conditioners here! I don't think too many people in my area have them.

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    No problem adjusting here in the San Juaquin Valley, CA. Yesterday, it was 102 and muggy and Sunday 105. It's supposed to be cooler today :lol: 95. I have the air conditioning set to a cool 76 degrees, ahhh!

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    I went and ate my lunch in my car to warm up. Might go take my break out there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Can't they turn the air down/up a bit so its not QUITE so cold? That would be miserable working in that kind of cold!
    The guys I work with keep changing it back. They all have plenty of insulation.....

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    I have that issue here in NC. All summer, I freeze in stores and restaurants because the AC is turned up so high. I wear more sweaters in the summer than I do in the winter!

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    I don't have air at home and at work BURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR yeasterday we saw the temp at 60 in my office I CAN"T WORK IN THOSE CONDITIONS, since my work requires my hands to be able to move. errrrrr

    Did you try a space heater for your area?

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    Ooooh, I wish I could have a space heater. Unfortunately I have about 2 feet of my own space. I'm surrounded by these men and 12 computers in an old conference room.

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    I might just have to make a quilt to bring to work.

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    Oh, energy saving.........My office's big step towards that was to shut down all of our computers for a night - we have a lot.

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    They tend to be on the thicker, hairrier side of life.

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    Do you have your own office? Have you tried covering the vent? In one office I worked in I was able to cover the vent in the ceiling with a trash bag and duct tape. In the current office I'm in, I have magazines/junk mail placed over the vent (vent is in the floor).
    hope this helps. always keep a sweatshirt or sweater on hand.

    (one job, I even put a lap quilt on my legs when I sat at my desk because I was so cold. and wore gloves with the fingertips cut out.)
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    I have always gone through that temperature thing. However, mostly I have worked with lots of women (read, going through various stages of menopause), and no one was ever happy. I had a space heater and a fan. Put on whatever one you want and tell those big boys to cowboy up and deal with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kj05
    I might just have to make a quilt to bring to work.
    When my daughter was in Afghanistan 3 years ago, she was freezing to death in the airconditioning in her office. I sent her a lap quilt. Because she's army, she had to be in uniform but in the office she used the quilt to stay warm. She got lots of teasing but used it anyway. It was tough cause it was 100+ outisde, so no wearing a turtle neck under her uniform.

    I don't have air at home, I have to use ceiling fans, but here at work we have airconditiong and I frequently get cold in the afternoon when it is running. Fortunately I have the control within a few feet and can roll my chair over to adjust, I usually bring a long sleve big shirt I can slip on when I get cold.

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    We have the a/c on here now - I just have to keep the guys from setting it at 64*, the boneheads! All that does is keep the compressor running until it freezes up. Sheesh.... The service mgr & I keep pushing it back up to 74 - 76*. At home, I have it set around 84* - 86* when I'm at work, that way it will usually come on in the late afternoon, not too long before I get home & the place won't be broiling hot. Then sometimes I'll put it down to 80* until the sun goes down. That way the house is comfortable for me, but my bill is not too big.

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    I can relate!! I used to have an "office sweater" -- you know, a grungy old thing that when the guys turned the AC to freezing in the summer, you put on? I was also known for going outside and sitting in the sun to get warm!!

    Here at home, hubby keeps temp at 70 in the summer -- I didn't wear a pair of shorts in the house at all last year...

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    No air conditioning in the house here (1950 wiring will not permit it) but at work, I am frozen half the time.

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    Boy, can I relate to this! I wear layers all year long. When I am at work, I FREEZE! And when I go into a store, I FREEZE! and when I go into a restaurant, the A/C finds ME! I Freeze all summer long! I carry a jacket or sweatshirt with me ALL the time and put them on to go indoors! If there is an A/C vent, I am always under it!
    I don't use the A/C at home. I have ceiling fans, but don't use them all that much. I have an older home with high ceilings, windows on all 4 sides and an upstairs. I do use the ceiling fan in my upstairs bedroom, but I LOVE to have the windows open and fresh outside air!
    I do use the A/C in the car, but would rather have the windows open when I can.
    I DO NOT LIKE BEING COLD! My hands hurt when they are cold and I can't quilt! :( :?

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    I have my a/c on ALL the time, but when you live in the tropics...well.....lol

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    Personally, I'd prefer to bring a sweater to work, but I do love coolness...
    When I went to school in Hawaii, I had two classrooms that were cold. One I called the refrigerated unit and the other the meat storage room. Friends and family were always puzzled I wanted to take even a light jacket with me "to HAWAII!!".

    I do think it's too cold if you have to wear gloves, though... :wink:

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    I hate being in the AC ! It just doesn't agree with me, I think I am allergic to it, seriously. I get stuffy and congested, take me outside and I am fine, go figure :? At home I keep it at 76, which is just fine by me :lol:
    Sharon

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    So sorry you are being froze out. Have you talked to them about a compromise. Maybe they will let you turn it up just a bit.

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    Our problem is we kept the house at 69 all winter then summer comes and it does seem hot......put our themostat on 75.....and turn on a fan......:-)

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