Comments: How Long Do You Hold Out?

Like you, I turn it on when it gets too hot to leave it off. We have an attic fan that cools the house nicely until it gets too hot for the poor fan to handle. We are more likely to turn on the a/c for sleeping than for any other time. But NY gets mighty humid in the Summer and my wife can't abide that.

Posted by RP at May 25, 2005 01:36 PM

Down here in SC we usually have to crank it up early, but this year it's been pretty cool so we've only had to run it a little bit (almost like Sewanee). We open the windows a lot in the fall, but the best time during the spring is pollen season and I don't like having yellow furniture.

Our penny pinching comes in with the programable thermostat that turns on the heat/cool only when we need it.

Posted by George at May 25, 2005 02:30 PM

We have programmable thermostats, so the A/C comes on if the temp gets up to around 77 or so (75 at night--can't stand to sweat) and the heat comes on when it dips to around 68. The A/C kicked in for the first time about the middle of last month.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 25, 2005 02:32 PM

George! What are you doing down here in the bowels of the blogosphere? I hope you and the lovely Susanna are well.

Posted by Jordana at May 25, 2005 02:48 PM

I followed a link from the llamas. Susanna and I are doing well. We'll be at Fall Party (I mean Alumni) Weekend this year (10 year).

Our garden is one of those reclamation projects were you can't afford to have it all bulldozed and start over, so you just keep working on small parts. We've been in the house 3 years now. Here are a few pictures.

Posted by George at May 25, 2005 03:29 PM

Here in New Hampshire we're beginning to wonder if we're going to have summer this year.

It's almost June and we still have the heat on.

Posted by Dean at May 25, 2005 05:01 PM

Unfortunately I can't have the windows open. The pollen is too much for me. So we have been sporatically running the AC. Last night I switched to heat because it got so cool the past couple of days.

Posted by Sarah G. at May 25, 2005 06:35 PM