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06-01-2010, 05:25 AM
I sleep with the window open in spring and fall (and sometimes into early winter), but for the 6-8 weeks of unbearable summer we get each year, it's A/C all the way.

06-01-2010, 05:34 AM
One of the reasons I love summer in the trailer park is it is so cool I can sleep with the windows open and get fresh air--something I haven't been able to do since I was a child. At home the rest of the year I never do, even when the weather is nice--too scary, noisy, or allergen full .

06-01-2010, 05:36 AM
:lol: That reminds me of how we used to keep our windows open all the time in the spring/summer/fall at college because there was no AC in the dorm buildings. One morning I was already up early when this crow landed right on our windowsill and started cawing away - the roomie sat up, yelled "Shut up, bird!" and promptly fell over and went back to sleep.


06-01-2010, 06:53 AM
When it's warm enough I do. I like to have a little breeze coming in.

It's been raining every other damn day though lately, so it's been way too freaking humid and I've had to turn on the AC which I don't like doing because it gets too cold too fast.

Stupid bipolar North Dakota weather.

06-01-2010, 09:02 AM
I keep the bedroom window open for a few hours before going to sleep. Outside there is a bit traffic and many birds in the morning... I donīt have to worry about birds, squirrels or insects coming in as I have a mosquito net on all my ventilation windows. It makes life a lot easier as Iīm really afraid of bees, LOL...

06-01-2010, 09:56 AM
Always. Even during the coldest winter. Then I sleep with two duvets but I need the fresh air.

I think it is not really good for the walls or something to have the windows open in winter? but I don't care. I just need it!

06-01-2010, 11:51 AM
Until it gets too hot or cold. Love the fresh air and bird songs.

06-01-2010, 02:07 PM
I like to leave the windows open at night in the very brief window of time around here when it's neither too cold nor too friggin' hot and humid.

06-01-2010, 03:30 PM
I don't have AC, so I do sleep with the windows open -- however, I keep them closed during the day. Security isn't an issue since I open them from the top and only about 1/4 of the way down, which is about 9-10 feet above ground level from outside. My mother's college roommate insisted on sleeping with the window open all through the winter (in upstate New York!). :cold: My mother endured it, but insisted that the roommate get up well before she did every morning to close it. I would have tried to get another roommate. :shuffle:

06-01-2010, 03:47 PM
I grew up in a household with an alarm system attached to all of the windows and doors, so I am trained to think or ask before opening anything. And my parents love air-conditioning.

Whenever I search for a new apartment, I always refuse to consider ground floor apartments. The primary reason is safety. I don't want to feel the need to close and lock my windows before I take a shower, for example.

Now I live on the second floor of a building. I have an alarm system connected to my entrance door and patio door. When I asked the installers if there also is an alarm on the bedroom window, they replied "we can do it, but it's unlikely someone will try to enter that way". So now I can open and close the window whenver I want :biggrinbo: .

But I only have it open when it is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The outdoor part of my A/C is next to the window, and if it is not below 74 degrees in the home, I cannot sleep well.

On a side note, I need to decide if I should replace my patio screen door with a slight tear in the screen (covered up with tape at the moment :lol: ) or just replace the screen itself, somehow.

06-01-2010, 03:53 PM
On a side note, I need to decide if I should replace my patio screen door with a slight tear in the screen (covered up with tape at the moment :lol: ) or just replace the screen itself, somehow.

You can have the screen repaired at any glass company. They'd simply put new screening on your existing frame. 100% new.

Another option, although you'd see this fix - get a screen repair kit from a place like The Home Depot, and put a patch over the torn bit. You'll see the repair, but it does look better than a tear.

06-01-2010, 04:14 PM
As soon as the landlord has the window company come in and measure our windows and install screens we will sleep with our windows open. Until then our windows stay shut even during the day. I love getting fresh air in the house.. there's nothing better :)

06-01-2010, 09:40 PM
Sometimes (with screens) when its cool - but not often because I get allergies and wake up with my eyes all swollen.