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Updated: 2018-04-24T23:38:36.005-07:00

 



No Airconditioning... By choice.I moved to Austin,...

2008-09-09T09:16:00.000-07:00

No Airconditioning... By choice.

I moved to Austin, Texas in November, from Missouri. Have just moved out of Austin to South Texas... I decided at the beginning of Spring to go without AC, and consequently, this summer has been the hottest on record for 87 years. Sigh.

I have stayed honest, even though I got pregnant in March. I may feel like I'm melting sometimes, since the



I wished I would of found your blog sooner - I wou...

2008-09-01T00:24:00.000-07:00

I wished I would of found your blog sooner - I would've challenged myself more in these past summer months. Usually I don't even run the A/C which for most people can be hard living in Sacramento but having animals & a boyfriend that gets cranky & seems to run at a higher temp then I do I have had it on more often.

But I pledge to keep it at 82 or higher from now on...I



any chance of getting smaller banners in the futur...

2008-08-14T11:58:00.000-07:00

any chance of getting smaller banners in the future? 216px wide is a bit big -- maybe 150 px and taller?

I had to tweak my template and just lost all my blog links ... *grump*



We put up tarps as giant awnings around the south ...

2008-08-06T08:47:00.000-07:00

We put up tarps as giant awnings around the south and west sides of the house 2 months ago. There have been only 2 heat waves but they both went a lot easier than previous ones. We have never had A/C in the house and we always got by, but now we're getting more skilled at it. Thanks!!



Well, better late than never! We've been keeping ...

2008-08-04T17:37:00.000-07:00

Well, better late than never! We've been keeping the A/C at about 80. We just moved to the NE from the SE so that makes it much easier. Now come the winter we'll be working really hard to keep that thermostat in check.



I didn't officially join the challenge, but I'm ce...

2008-08-03T05:58:00.000-07:00

I didn't officially join the challenge, but I'm celebrating two full months without air con in the house. We successfully survived all of June and July without turning it on in the house or the car. Here's hoping for August!



Okay, I'm really late joining in. Mainly becau...

2008-07-24T13:37:00.000-07:00

Okay, I'm really late joining in. Mainly because I'm hugely pregnant and I get pretty irritable when overheated. We have managed to keep the A/C set at 74 degrees, which is darn near Sahara according to my friends who have theirs set on 68. I didn't think I could manage the summer with no A/C, but I have actually kept it off for the last two days with temps outside <80. I pledge to



I'm a little late finding out about this- but coun...

2008-07-20T18:48:00.000-07:00

I'm a little late finding out about this- but count me in!

When my boyfriend and I moved into our apartment in hot'n'humid Washington DC last August, we resisted using the air conditioning for the remaining months of the summer. In the winter we removed the two window units to let in more light in, and at that point we challenged ourselves to never reinstall them.

So there



No Aircon! And I'm ok with that!

2008-07-20T18:46:00.000-07:00

No Aircon! And I'm ok with that!



No Aircon!

2008-07-15T15:15:00.000-07:00

No Aircon!



I'm in Fort Worth, TX, where no aircon really isn'...

2008-07-10T20:18:00.000-07:00

I'm in Fort Worth, TX, where no aircon really isn't a possibility. I always keep it 80 or above, up to 85 when gone. I've gotten lazy this summer because I'm prego and like it cooler, but this is my reminder to keep it turned up and sweat some! Nighttime is the big issue. I just can't sleep if it's hot. But I'm in the market for a fan just to blow on me (for some reason the ceiling fan hits hubby



It's 105 degrees out, with hazardous air quality, ...

2008-07-09T18:17:00.000-07:00

It's 105 degrees out, with hazardous air quality, and my poor chickens are sweating it out with ice cubes in their water. But the A/C's running, sorry. Set at 78 during the day, 80 at night. Any warmer and the kids wake up sweaty from nightmares.



A tip that I learned from my dad. I grew up in Min...

2008-07-06T17:16:00.000-07:00

A tip that I learned from my dad. I grew up in Minnesota. Hot humid summers. Dad worked in an ice factory. We didn't have A/C. On really hot days, he'd bring home a block or two of dry ice (the kind that people use to make fog on Halloween.) He'd put in front of a fan to blow the cool air off it. Sometimes he'd set it in the basement, blow the cool air into the furnace and turn on the furnace fan



I pledge that home aircon will not go below 78 and...

2008-07-06T17:03:00.000-07:00

I pledge that home aircon will not go below 78 and will be set to 85 for when I go off to work. No aircon in the car. (blower died this spring, can't bear to find out how much it will cost to fix!)Can't swear off aircon at work, though. No control over that. Once the monsoon season in Phoenix is over in September, I can pledge to turn off the aircon (and then heater) until next Mother's Day.



Count me in on the challenge.This one shoudln't be...

2008-07-04T10:23:00.000-07:00

Count me in on the challenge.
This one shoudln't be too hard, since I don't have an air conditioner!

thanks crunchy!

Sarah (fr Canada)



I wondered about the window fan feature of those u...

2008-07-03T04:31:00.000-07:00

I wondered about the window fan feature of those units, too. Like whether they use less energy. I like using the fan feature, it seems to pull in more cool outside air. Since not all my windows have screens, I like that. I would like to get a fan to blow hot air out of the kitchen, though.

Last night I'm happy to say that although it was a warm night, a cold "bed buddy" on my neck made



i don't use AC in my car. well it doesn't work as ...

2008-07-02T19:10:00.000-07:00

i don't use AC in my car. well it doesn't work as of right now. it broke down last august. i swear it quit working on the hottest day of the year last year too. but so far i haven't gotten it fixed because i just dont feel like i need to.

so, here's my question: we have a really pathetic home AC unit that no matter what the temp is in the house it runs all the time. so we turned it off,



I feel like I'm cheating b/c I don't have an air c...

2008-07-02T18:59:00.000-07:00

I feel like I'm cheating b/c I don't have an air conditioner and simply wouldn't ever buy one here since the temps are only that hot maybe 2 weeks out of the year. I experienced my first 90 degree heat when I lived in Boston for a year - I had a newborn and we hid out in the bedroom where the only air conditioner was!

I will also pledge not to use AC in the car but only when I'm the



No A/C in my home...so I'm taking the pledge I hav...

2008-07-02T12:42:00.000-07:00

No A/C in my home...so I'm taking the pledge I have to say I'm in SF Bay Area, it's cold here!



I went without air the last three years (I do have...

2008-07-02T10:30:00.000-07:00

I went without air the last three years (I do have central air - I'm just not using it). So far I plan on doing it this year, too. However, I am due in August during our normal 100 degree days and high humidity levels. So, I commit to No Aircon until I bring home my newborn. Then the air will be kicked on at 80 degrees to keep her comfortable for the remaining three weeks (or so) of summer



No AC in my house!

2008-07-02T08:41:00.000-07:00

No AC in my house!



Um, okay. I live in Texas, where we've had temps a...

2008-06-30T23:16:00.000-07:00

Um, okay. I live in Texas, where we've had temps at 92 or higher since May 1. I just moved here, and I've been told, "Oh just wait till August. It gets REALLY hot." I'm like, WHAT THE F#@$? This isn't hot??? So while I'd like to take your NO Air Con challenge I don't feel that I can. I do set my AC at 78 during the day and 80 at night. Also I only run my big appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher)



We only have one small energy star window unit in ...

2008-06-30T19:13:00.000-07:00

We only have one small energy star window unit in my toddlers room. We only use it a handful of times during the summer, just a night here or there during those rotten heat waves where it is like a digusting oven upstairs in the bedrooms. All 4 of us pile into that bedroom to cool down and sleep. So I guess I'll say no A/C unless it's close to 100 outside, and even then just at night to sleep.



Ugh this won't be easy! But seeing how my electric...

2008-06-30T04:57:00.000-07:00

Ugh this won't be easy! But seeing how my electric bill jumped from $6 to $46 because of one stupid heat wave I'm going to give it a shot. I'm going to say no AC till it hits 95, and then I'd say 78 on the dining room AC unit (if I'm in there) or 76 on the inefficient bedroom unit. Should be better for my pocketbook. Freezing my buns this year will be far easier.



No aircon. One fan. A lot of sweat.

2008-06-29T21:29:00.000-07:00

No aircon. One fan. A lot of sweat.