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Thread: Air Conditioning objectivity

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    Air Conditioning objectivity

    Paul and I have been Florida residents for 10+ years and we live with airco.
    At our house we have central but wish we had mini splits.
    We are finding that the places here that we visit with mini splits are way more comfortable than places with central.
    We have been cold at LaCabana and ended up turning the air to 75 and then we are warm/hot.
    Anything below 75 in that unit is “barnlike”

    The casinos have been cold with the Glitz being the exception where it is quite warm and stuffy.

    At Bingo that had their split set on 27 which was kind of warm for us ... I will have to look up the conversion to Fahrenheit. Today at dentist it was set on 26 and was comfortable for me and Paul was sweating.... however the dentist does cause him to be anxious.

    What I find comfy or uncomfy is probably way different from you.

    The place where I was most comfortable was Bavaria restaurant!

    At home we run airco at 77 day and 73 at night.

    It is all subjective !
    Bottom line you may or may not need a sweater or a parka or not
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    So true Andrea!! We found the air conditioning at the Renaissance this trip to be very cold and also loud. It was set at 68 and I switched it to 70. At Manchebo we kept ours set at 23. I think we would also find Bingo to be uncomfortable at 27. We all have different sensitivities I guess

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    I think it not so much about what the temp is set at, is how it feels. I don't think every thermostat is calibrated correctly and all AC units may take more H2O out that will effect how it feels-more humidity-warmer, less cooler. At home, I have to set temp. differently for heat and AC because the same temp with the AC is colder than with the heat. Hubby is always cold, especially in the condo when he is working in the second bedroom with the AC on. Big vent without the ability to close the vent and door closed it gets cold in there and him only in shorts, meanwhile I am hot in the living room or kitchen. We are bringing a magnetic sheet (stuff they use for business card magnets) cut from a roll to cover part of the vent(he has this in his office here) so he won't be cold and I won't be hot. The first year it wasn't bad, but with the new AC it has been a battle of the thermostat for 3 months and it always a battle in the car here even with individual controls. At home we keep the heat at 73 or 74 and the AC 75 or 76. It varies-on non humid days it is set at a higher temp in the summer and on more humid days lower to draw out the humidity. The swing on thermostats can make a big difference too. If it's 2 degrees it isn't bad, but once it is three or 4 especially centigrade, the difference is huge.

    27=80.6
    26=78.8
    25=77
    24=75.2
    23=73.4
    22=71.6
    21=69.8

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    I keep my room in Aruba the same as my house in Mass...its 66 degrees during the day and 64 at night...Yes we like it cool, lol. I crank the AC in the summer and often have 400 plus dollar electric bills...and I limit my heat usage in the winter as I hate to be hot.

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    You must carry a big fan to the beach

    The wife hates to be hot too, and I tell her we’re in Aruba, chances are it’s going to be hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    I keep my room in Aruba the same as my house in Mass...its 66 degrees during the day and 64 at night...Yes we like it cool, lol. I crank the AC in the summer and often have 400 plus dollar electric bills...and I limit my heat usage in the winter as I hate to be hot.







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    I dont mind being hot as long as I can jump in the water to cool off. Thankfully while I prefer the cold I am not overly bothered by the heat as there is always some relief one way or the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    You must carry a big fan to the beach

    The wife hates to be hot too, and I tell her we’re in Aruba, chances are it’s going to be hot.

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