As I sit writing this, I have a dilemma. Do I close the windows and put the air conditioner on? Or do I leave them open and ‘suffer’ the consequences?
I love having the windows open, at least now when the weather isn’t sweltering hot. I grew up without A/C, so it feels pretty normal to me.
Scuba Man, however, prefers A/C. He always likes it cooler than I do and I usually can’t wear shorts much during the summer, unless I’m outside.
He had a hard time sleeping last night, claiming it was too hot. I was comfortable with the windows open and the overhead fans on. Just the sheet and bed spread. Had the A/C been on, I most likely would have covered up in a down quilt.
This leads me to question what to do. Leaving the windows open brings in fresh air. I can hear the birds and sounds of nature. I’m comfortable temperature wise. A fan in the bedroom window can blow the cooler air in at night. It sure does save money!
But, it’s hell on my allergies. There is a fine dusting of pollen on everything in the house. Is it worth it?
On the other hand, A/C doesn’t smell as good. I get cold and wouldn’t be sitting here in a pair of shorts and short sleeve tee. More likely, sweats and long sleeves. Using the A/C raises our electricity bill.
With the A/C on, the house will be quieter overall. It will help to clear out the pollen and therefore help with my sniffles. I can light scented candles to make the house smell good.
I consider air conditioning a want, Scuba Man considers it a need. This is one he will win. I can put on more clothes to be warm, but there’s only so much he can take off to be cool. Especially with the windows open!
I’m sure the neighbours will thank me…