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    he's gonna think im crazy, but....

    IM totally serious..!!!! My sewing room get soooooooo hot.. I sit under quite a few halogen 'spot' lights and boy oh boy I cook in there.. We have central air- I promise- but unless i freeze everyone else in the house I cant cool down my room enough to want to go in there and sew... Soooooooo I was thinking of having him put in an ac window unit... Am I crazy for wanting a beautifully lighted sewing room that gets cool enough to want to work in there???? I do have to say I appreciate him installing my absolutely wonderful 6 bulb extending light fixture.. I can see so much better, but now IM really HOT !!!!

    Window unit or everyone else wearing winter coats ??!?!??! hmmmmmm...

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    No, you're not crazy for wanting it! All I have to do to get boiling hot is go upstairs to sew. All our heat goes up, so it's very hot in summer. But thank goodness we have it with ac. Or I would be downstairs sewing on the kitchen table.ha. Go for it. You can get window units for not much, I think. Sister put in one with heat and cool. in her sewing room. Sometimes our body thermostat gets out of control. Grin

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    How about checking out cooler bulbs? I had a 6 lite overhead w/spot lights and cooked as well. Found halogen were cooler and fit in the sockets and saved me! Linda

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    I stand under 3 100W bulbs when I cut fabrics on my dining table and roast. I use a fan when it gets hot. I use the old light bulbs and have bought lots of extras.
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    I use OTT Lites 100 watt and my lit area does not get hot at all. But, I do understand where you are coming from, before I changed to OTT Lights I too was roasting at my cutting table.

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    I keep a 6" oscillating fan plugged into my power strip all the time and use it very often
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    Well, you could open the window in the winter and that should help. Once the temp outside goes up, then, by all means, use the window AC! We have one in our bedroom because it's on the sunny side of the house and would have to lower central AC by about 4 degrees to make the bedroom comfortable. So, no, you're definitely not crazy! You're logical!

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    No you are not crazy at all!! I have a window unit in mine!!!

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    I have a window unit. No guilt!

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    Go for it! You can't enjoy yourself if your hot!! Lifes too short- be comfy!!

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    LOL...I have the opposite problem. I am always cold and I don't like a lot of light - very light sensitive. So, I only turn them on when I need them for a task or when I leave the room to iron. That way they help warm the room up while I am out.

    I can't help you but I can empathize. My husband asked the other day if he could put my little ceramic space heater in storage now. I said, "No! I still use it when I am sitting at my machine." I probably will all summer. If it is under 80 and I am sitting still I have to have something to keep me warm!

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    The halogens do warm the place.. I have them in the kitchen.. The rest of the house has CFL's.. and it's cool.. I would get an a/c, and fan.. he cost of cooling the house for one room would add up..
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    We have central air but the upstairs is always about 5* warmer, so I bought a window unit for our bedroom and turn on the ceiling fan to circulate the extra cool. I dont turn it on until about an hour before bedtime and make sure the door is closed. Its sure alot less to run that if needed than to run the central. Sometimes we dont need the entire house cooled so I use it if needed just for that room ! They are pretty cheap and not much to run the newer models.

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    Full Spectrum Bulbs generate less heat and also provide day light lighting (if you buy the daylight ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryLane View Post
    LOL...I have the opposite problem. I am always cold and I don't like a lot of light - very light sensitive. So, I only turn them on when I need them for a task or when I leave the room to iron. That way they help warm the room up while I am out.

    I can't help you but I can empathize. My husband asked the other day if he could put my little ceramic space heater in storage now. I said, "No! I still use it when I am sitting at my machine." I probably will all summer. If it is under 80 and I am sitting still I have to have something to keep me warm!

    Being cold all the time is not normal. It's a symptom. I was that way for years. A new Dr. asked me if I stayed cold more then usual. I had told other Drs about my coldness but it was dismissed when my thyroid test kept coming back normal. Normal for thousands of women but not normal for me. The new Dr. said the results were in the low normal range which most Drs think is fine. He did further tests and now I'm on medication for my thyroid and I lost my extra weight and have more energy. Find a specialist and find out why you are so cold all the time. It's important.
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    My sewing room is in the southwest corner of the house and is the warmest room in the summer afternoons. I use a ceiling fan, which is very effective. However, I try to finish my sewing for the day by late in the afternoon when the sun is shining directly through the window.

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    change the bulbs and get a fan to circulate the air!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Being cold all the time is not normal. It's a symptom. I was that way for years. A new Dr. asked me if I stayed cold more then usual. I had told other Drs about my coldness but it was dismissed when my thyroid test kept coming back normal. Normal for thousands of women but not normal for me. The new Dr. said the results were in the low normal range which most Drs think is fine. He did further tests and now I'm on medication for my thyroid and I lost my extra weight and have more energy. Find a specialist and find out why you are so cold all the time. It's important.
    Thanks! I have had my thyroid checked multiple times over the years because of symptoms that were inexplicable but the dr always says normal.

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    I finally "aged" out of my HOT days, now I'm usually COLD
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    My upstairs sewing room gets very warm too. I have an A/C window unit but it has to run a while to really help when the weather is very hot (Houston). Also use portable fans that help me also. I will try the cooler bulbs too.

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    I had a separate ac/heat unit installed in my sewing area that used to be the den and one bedroom. The vents were there and it was easy to have the outside unit added to make it separate from the whole house unit. I can shut the two rooms off from the rest of the house when not in use. It made my sewing time more comfortable as I can set the thermostat to be what I want it to be and not hear DH comments about freezing or heat stroke. I also had double windows installed on the outside wall for more natural light. DH kept saying the windows wouldn't work as the wall was all brick. ? He just didn't want the brick disturbed for some man reason. Anyway I had the windows installed and it is amazing the difference in light. Our electric bill lowered too. I don't need a light in there unless it's after dark.
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    The problem is the Halogen bulbs. They give off vast amounts of heat - bright light but HOT. I had a halogen floor lamp with a 500 watt bulb in it that I eventually had to retire because of the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    IM totally serious..!!!! My sewing room get soooooooo hot.. I sit under quite a few halogen 'spot' lights and boy oh boy I cook in there.. We have central air- I promise- but unless i freeze everyone else in the house I cant cool down my room enough to want to go in there and sew... Soooooooo I was thinking of having him put in an ac window unit... Am I crazy for wanting a beautifully lighted sewing room that gets cool enough to want to work in there???? I do have to say I appreciate him installing my absolutely wonderful 6 bulb extending light fixture.. I can see so much better, but now IM really HOT !!!!

    Window unit or everyone else wearing winter coats ??!?!??! hmmmmmm...
    No, I don't think that is crazy. I have the same problem and was thinking the same thing.

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    portable ac unit?

    have you thought about a portable a/c unit like this one? Won't take up your whole window.
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    Window unit, my dads house gets like that, only cool in some areas of the house, not helpful in others

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