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Posted on 06-21-17 06:27:47 PM Link | Quote
it's 117°F outside and everything is miserable.

the air conditioner won't stop running because it can barely keep it below 80°F inside
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Posted on 06-21-17 06:44:15 PM Link | Quote
I hate Summer too. Usually during Summer it's around 85-90°F, but the extreme humidity makes it feel so much hotter. My air conditioner is bleh and doesn't even reach the whole house.
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Posted on 06-21-17 08:07:07 PM Link | Quote
I used to love the summer, but now I can't stand it because it gets too hot and humid over here in NY, also the heat affects my thyroid.
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Posted on 06-21-17 09:40:46 PM Link | Quote
We'll get up over 100°F here during the summer, hasn't hit that yet though. The lack of central AC's kind of a killer, thankfully I've got a window unit that takes most of the edge off.
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Posted on 06-21-17 09:45:52 PM Link | Quote
HOLY BALLS EVEN FOR 'STRAYA THATS HOT. It gets to that heat here in Adelaide occasionally, and it's always fucking awful. I feel ya.

Poor lil' air conditioner sounds like it's struggling, although not doing too terrible a job (Don't turn it off do not do not do not do not do not). When we first moved into this house, we had this tiny little split system that wasn't even big enough for the room it was in, let alone the whole house. And we had other problems with shade and insulation as well. On 45ºC+ (113ºF+) days, the temperature in the lounge room was around 35ºC (95ºF).

I don't know what options you have as far as modifying your home go (renting? owning?) but it's worth checking where you can close the "thermal envelope" to keep heat from getting in. We managed to fix a lot of shit by getting some shade to the windows, and by fixing our inadequate insulation. There were gaps around doors as well that we have fixed up. Dropped the internal temperature by 10ºC (so from around 95ºF to 77ºF) just from stopping where the heat was coming in!

I think these days you can get stick-on double-glazing film for your windows that helps keep a lot of heat out. That might be one of our next mods too.
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Posted on 06-21-17 10:28:04 PM Link | Quote
We rent, so our situation is basically "fucked". We also face west, so we have the afternoon sun beating down on our (fairly large) windows.

We've considered getting thermal curtains to try to block some of it, but I don't know what the complex allows.
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Posted on 06-21-17 10:41:52 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
We rent, so our situation is basically "fucked". We also face west, so we have the afternoon sun beating down on our (fairly large) windows.

We've considered getting thermal curtains to try to block some of it, but I don't know what the complex allows.

Yeah, renting is pretty fucked, especially if you don't have a very accommodating landlord. Some of 'em will help out, and some won't… Don't know what you can do in the way of temporary curtains but it'd make a difference if you can put something up over those windows somehow.

If there's not a lot you can do about the environment, one thing I found helpful this summer was cooling cloths. Basically it's a microfibre cloth that you wet, wring out, wave around in the air, and put around your neck. Uses evaporative cooling to help you cool down. There are some types that have beads in them that hold extra water to last longer. Won't work as well in humidity though, as it won't evaporate as well. Relied pretty heavily on these this summer when I was out and about, as I was very heat sensitive due to pregnancy.
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Posted on 06-21-17 11:12:57 PM Link | Quote
Considering that the external relative humidity here is about 3%, I don't think humidity is a problem. (Indoors is about 30%, though.)
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Posted on 06-22-17 12:11:44 AM Link | Quote
Well, the cloths should help then, at least a little, to avoid heat stress. My body wasn't able to cool itself properly all summer and it made it possible to do things like catch the bus to and from work. I'd also freeze a little water bottle overnight and keep that in my handbag to drink/pour over the cloth if it was dry/put ice block on forehead.
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Posted on 06-22-17 12:26:48 AM Link | Quote
A couple years ago, it was so damn hot I slept in nothing but a bath towel...

I've found more recently that having even the lightest if clothes on, I feel too hot. Most likely because SOME individuals in the household like setting the thermostat to where it's uncomfortable to everyone but them... >.>

Ironically, as much as I HATE getting too hot, I love:
hot showers (also, that one night, i took a cold shower...)
hot car (well... sometimes)
hot tub (and i hate pools cuz... COLD COLD COLD)

i also am not fond of hot food, i prefer it lukewarm because hot burns me

My family took our vacation just this last week, and it was too hot most of the time, even with the fan running at full speed, and the window open to catch the breeze ... >.>

It was quite nice outside, though

Oh, and last year... we visited my grandmother in CA. Christ, the humidity makes the heat (or cold) awful... We stopped to eat for lunch, and it was just terrible getting back in the car... To think I used to live in that state!

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Posted on 06-22-17 11:53:14 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Considering that the external relative humidity here is about 3%, I don't think humidity is a problem. (Indoors is about 30%, though.)


Clearly you need to open the windows!

And summer has been not too bad here in Virginia. Upper 80s mostly, but with enough rain to keep things cool (but very very humid!)
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Posted on 06-22-17 12:02:43 PM Link | Quote
WHO WANTS RAIN ON MIDSUMMER!

#SwedishMidsummer

If it's not raining, then something is wrong!
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Posted on 06-22-17 05:24:13 PM Link | Quote
I don't mind summer in New England. 8 months of the year the weather is colder and shitty.

Probably have a slightly different opinion next week when I travel to Arizona. Slightly interested to experience that intense heat.
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Posted on 06-22-17 09:06:49 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
Slightly interested to experience that intense heat.


str.replace("Slightly interested","Extremely uninterested");

Every time I hear about ANYTHING about the weather in AZ, it makes me want to go there even less.

Count me out! lol
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Posted on 06-23-17 03:04:04 PM Link | Quote
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Posted on 06-23-17 03:29:46 PM Link | Quote
Heat reached 36°C today, felt hot suddenly. Was more around 30°C lately, before today.


Gladly, the building I live in stays cool enough. I live on the ground level, my door faces East and the other outer wall faces North.

The 1F apartments might get warmer as they're under the roof, but the building seems well insultated.


Must also help that I generally like warmth as long as it's not absurdly hot. The tramway has AC, it's almost cold inside.
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Posted on 06-23-17 04:11:30 PM Link | Quote

Active Advisory: Heat Advisory
36 °C
Feels Like 42 °C

Send help
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Posted on 07-19-17 05:34:36 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by FieryIce
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Considering that the external relative humidity here is about 3%, I don't think humidity is a problem. (Indoors is about 30%, though.)


Clearly you need to open the windows!

And summer has been not too bad here in Virginia. Upper 80s mostly, but with enough rain to keep things cool (but very very humid!)


One month later and now we're stuck in upper 90s heat with sauna humidity. .... It's disgusting! Thank god I get to work from home sometimes.
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Posted on 07-19-17 06:28:57 PM Link | Quote
Since I have a Nest, I finally got around to adding NestGraph to my mini server:



You can probably see the brief time it rained two days ago, and when the storm today hit.

The lower blue line is the internal temperature. The AC is usually set at 76°F at night, and 78°F during the day.

The purple line is supposed to be the "target" but for whatever reason it jumps to something like 40°F when it's offline
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Posted on 07-20-17 10:16:27 AM Link | Quote
Today's warm but not completely horrible. Yesterday tho... 33-35°C, sitting at a flatbed editor (warm!), handling 400m+ rolls of film (heavy!)... gaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Summer sucks so soooo much.
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