My Air Conditioner is in Storage

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Home Inspector with JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC HOI 394

This has to be the worst summer weather I can ever remember. Only a few days the temperature has barely snuck into the 80s. Here it is nearing the end of July and I have not put in or needed our air conditioners. The last week has been more summer like with high humidity, but the temperatures have remained low.

Without exaggeration almost every day in June it rained or was cloudy. Many of my flowers died because they were soggy without the sun to dry them. And my vegetable garden, pleeease! I hardly saw a tomato or cucumber sprout on the vine for almost the entire month.

I have been inside two or three homes all summer where the A/C was running. Are you kidding me? I am almost certain I will not be putting in an air conditioner this summer. In fact I am thinking of making it a commitment. Even if the weather eventually turns hot and sticky, I'm not going to give in. It's a matter of pride now. I can say one summer I never used air conditioning.

I am going green. That's my story. Not using A/C will save electricity and lower my carbon foot print. All though I should probably invest in some extra deodorant; it could get a bit odoriferous around my house.

Yep next year I will be clearing two years of dust off my air conditioners.

And the weather for today, cloudy with heavy rain. Sigh...

James Quarello
NRSB #8SS0022
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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Connecticut Home Inspector
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JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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James, it has been a strange year. I do have to say that we have been running our AC but not as much. So much for global warming...

Jul 23, 2009 12:33 AM #1
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Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Hang in there you could be in Arizona where they never turn there a/c off.  Then again they never turn on their heaters.

Shelton

Jul 23, 2009 12:50 AM #2
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Kate Kate
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yes, we don't do without AC and even have some extra sunshine to send your way if you'd like. Odoriferous would not even describe it if we melted w/o AC. But we keep the thermostat as high a temp as possible and ceiling fans and solar screens cut down on the AC use too. Then again, we use minimal heat in the winter and yep, we do have winters...

Jul 23, 2009 03:18 AM #3
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Steven L. Smith
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Mr James,

Wine, wine, wine. I would expect better of you. I think that Mrs Kate is a bad influence. Nutsy is tired of your wining. That is what Nutsy has to say on that.

Nutsy having his say

Jul 23, 2009 03:47 AM #4
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Michael, You're a little further south so I'm not surprised you're running your A/C.  But it sure has been strange weather.

Shelton, I would just like some sunshine for more than two days before it rains again.

Kate, Please send some sun!

Nutsy, I see your spelling hasn't improved with your home inspection training.

Jul 23, 2009 05:23 AM #5
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Kate Kate
San Diego, CA

James, I might release the picture of Nutsy's mother tomorrow. If he keeps whining though I'm not sure I will. I fed-ex'd some sun to your area today. Hope it arrives in one piece.

Jul 23, 2009 12:32 PM #6
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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I will be anxiously waiting for both.

Jul 23, 2009 10:25 PM #7
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

The carbon content of the atmosphere is .00038-.00039%.  Miniscule.  The atmosphere OBVIOUSLY needs more carbon!  Not for heat, but to feed the plants.  Carbon dioxide is the world's best fertilizer*.  The plants grow more.  They create more oxygen.  It dries the air.  You are more comfy and your tomatos and flowers are drier and happier!

* Actually that percentage of fertilizer was set up by an omniscient gardener who knows EXACTLY what He is doing...  He's been doing it a long time.

We, in the mid Atlantic, on the other hand, have been dryyyy, dryyyy, dryyyy.

Jul 24, 2009 12:39 PM #8
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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Jay, I would like some that dryness to makes it's way up here to CT.

Jul 24, 2009 10:32 PM #9
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