Every summer sometimes in June but always by July, we have some hot/humid enough weather that we drag the air conditioners out of the basement and put them in the windows. (When I say we, I mean, my husband. I don't do any such thing. Laundry is bad enough.) We have two. One for our bedroom and one for my oldest daughter's bedroom.
In our old house we actually had to remove the window pane (because it rolled out and not pushed up) to put the air conditioner in. This meant that we were rocking the ghetto look with a lovely piece of tarp or cardboard covering the open window above the AC. Yes, it's a great look. I'm sure you will see it in Martha Stewart's Living magazine shortly. In our newer house, we have normal windows so it goes in like regular. At least that's one plus.
Once that AC goes in the window, my husband, who is part polar bear, wants the damn thing to run 24/7. All day everyday. Whether we are home or not. 80 degrees or 60 degrees. It doesn't matter.
I would rather just run it when we need it. Like for sleeping. That's it. I'm mean really! Otherwise, it's just a waste. All the electricity being used to keep a room cool when we aren't even home all day. It really just drives me insane. Plus, I'm cheap and I hate the fact that my electric bill goes up $100 a month while using the AC.
So from now until October, we will battle. My polar bear husband and I. I turn it off. He turns it on. Even last night when it was actually cooler OUTSIDE than it was inside with the AC on. We had lows in the upper 50's last night! And of course, the stupid AC was on. I swear he does it just to irritate me.
Does anyone else have AC battles? Strangely enough, we do not have the same battles with the heat in the winter. We both agree on that. 63 degress and that's all you get. Cold? Put on a freakin' sweater or run up and down the stairs.
Are you an AC lover or hater?
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