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    Do you sleep with the windows open?

    We were discussing this at work recently. A few people never had the windows open at night because they were afraid of something flying in (even with screens) or because they just preferred air conditioning. Others loved sleeping with the windows open.

    So how about you? Do you sleep with the windows open at night ?
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    Before when the air was cool...yes. Now, that it is hotter than heck...no. ;-)
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    Yup - winter and summer.

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    No, because my window is very close to a low-slanting portion of the roof and I'm terrified of someone climbing up and in at night.

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    wheeze, wheeze, wheeze. In other words, no

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    When the weather is cool enough, I love sleeping with the windows open, but we definitely have screens to keep the bugs out.

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    Closed, only in summer I open ´em but just a bit

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    Wish I could. But it's first floor and a large low window. Afraid of waking up with my throat cut.

    I have central air, but only need (or want) it sporadically. (like this past week) I'd much prefer to just open the window on nights that the air is cool and fresh.

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    Absolutely! There's nothing more refreshing than wide open windows after a day in a closed-in environment.

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    I open them when outside temps are between 50 and 80. I hate stale air.
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    ^^

    When it gets real warm, though, I use a swamp cooler so usually only have the bedroom window open a few inches to get the cool air circulating through.
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    Until I had bars installed in my window, when I moved a few years ago, no. Even though my new neighborhood is fairly pleasant, I was too nervous, after growing up in a time when NYC was being cleaned up by Giuliani (which isn't even as bad as compared to the 70s). Of course now, I will do so in hot summer days for some air circulation.

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    Since we do not have the budget for A/C this year! Our windows are open all day and night. I sometimes will leave the back bedroom window open when its cold out but not during the night. Makes the furnace run to much which costs to much $$$.
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    Yes! That's the nicest.

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    No, I don't really appreciate the "fresh" air or loud neighbors with my allergies. Not to mention our alarm system won't let us bypass windows.
    Last edited by ArtisticFan; 05-31-2010 at 11:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbers123 View Post
    wheeze, wheeze, wheeze. In other words, no
    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.

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    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.
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    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).
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    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!

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