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cruisin
05-31-2010, 11:48 PM
wheeze, wheeze, wheeze. In other words, no :P

I have the same problem. So, I keep them slightly open in winter and open with a fan in the summer. But spring and fall no can do.

We actually have two air conditioning units for the house. One for upstairs and one for downstairs. It's really good, because you can turn the downstairs off at night and turn the up stairs off during the day. So you save, by not having to cool the whole house all of the time. Problem right now it the upstairs unit isn't working right. Both units are 25 years old and we figure if we replace one, we should do both and we just found out we have to re do a bathroom and just can't afford both. The bathroom has to be done, the shower is leaking and the sub-floor is wet, the floor tiles are cracking.

Prancer
05-31-2010, 11:49 PM
If it's cool or windy, yes. If it's hot or there's a lot of allergy-inducing crap in the air, then it's all AC.

I have the ceiling fan going either way.

Aussie Willy
05-31-2010, 11:49 PM
If I had windows I could open I would in summer, but my current bedroom window is stuck (thankfully I am only there for another few months).

Jubak
06-01-2010, 12:05 AM
It depends - I prefer to have them open but can't do it when it gets hot here in NYC. My cutoff on sleeping weather is under 63 degrees, higher than that, it gets too hot in my apt. I do prefer it to air conditioning but it's a must in my apt. in the summer. (like today)

cruisin
06-01-2010, 12:05 AM
If I had windows I could open I would in summer, but my current bedroom window is stuck (thankfully I am only there for another few months).

Do you live in an apartment? If so get the super to un-stick it. If you live in a house, please un-stick it yourself. That could be a fire hazard!

PrincessLeppard
06-01-2010, 12:09 AM
Open if it's not too hot. I hate AC, but sometimes it's necessary to suck the humidity out of the air.

Integrity
06-01-2010, 12:11 AM
I try to, but on many nights one of my thoughtless neighbors ruins things by smoking outside and/or lets their little yappy dogs out (condominium complex).

cruisin
06-01-2010, 12:15 AM
I try to, but on many nights one of my thoughtless neighbors ruins things by smoking outside and/or lets their little yappy dogs out (condominium complex).

My husband does that :mad:! he likes to sit out on the deck with a cigar and a glass of wine. If I leave the upstairs windows open, the whole house stinks! But, if I close them, in this heat, it's stifling.

Gazpacho
06-01-2010, 12:20 AM
I live on a very busy street, so no. There's already enough noise from outside with the windows closed!

KatieC
06-01-2010, 12:36 AM
I love sleeping with the windows wide open and I have screens. Unfortunately, I now have a cat who hates screens and she is quite capable of taking the screen out by shifting her weight and claws. If that doesn't work, she puts a hole in the screen. It's a bit too early for mosquitoes, but I'll be cursing next month. I much preferred the old windows that had screens that you could move up and down. Even on the hottest nights - it's great to have the windows open wide.

Hannahclear
06-01-2010, 12:59 AM
I've always kept the windows open, even when I lived in not so great neighborhoods, except on those few occasions when I was alone in a not so great neighborhood. Once, the hubby and I fell asleep at around 5pm and slept right through the night and left the porch door wide open with all our stuff right in the living room. :lol: That was years ago....

Our windows in our new den/converted into bedroom due to impending child's arrival are too high to sneak in anyway and the rest of our windows are too small to really sneak in. We have a window A/C unit when it gets really awful here, but that's not very often in NE.

my little pony
06-01-2010, 01:16 AM
never, I don't like the outdoors or murderers

Erica Lee
06-01-2010, 01:34 AM
I thankfully live on the 2nd floor in the middle of nowhere... so open windows it is! I don't have fans or AC, but lots of windows that get a great cross breeze. Love fresh air!

Aussie Willy
06-01-2010, 01:39 AM
Do you live in an apartment? If so get the super to un-stick it. If you live in a house, please un-stick it yourself. That could be a fire hazard!

If I was going to be there forever I would get something done about it. As I am only there until my own place is built, I couldn't be bothered. Anyway I got by okay last summer and it is now winter here. I don't particularly care one way or the other.

cruisin
06-01-2010, 01:42 AM
If I was going to be there forever I would get something done about it. As I am only there until my own place is built, I couldn't be bothered. Anyway I got by okay last summer and it is now winter here. I don't particularly care one way or the other.

But, I will worry about you having a stuck window and that you might have to get out through it. :) I guess you could always break it if you had to.