Let's Talk About Air Conditioning...

I am not a fan of air conditioning at all. While I live in a place that does get quite hot in the summer, I still greatly dislike it.

It's been fairly nice and warm and ya know, spring-y for the last month where I live. And by warm I mean it's been between about 17 and 27 degrees Celsius. But for some reason my school decides to crank up the A/C for no reason. Which means I have to bundle up in or pack a sweater just so I don't freeze my hiney off whilst I'm in school. But then, as soon as I get out of the building I'm stripping down all the way home just to cool off. Plus, to top it off, the school decides to have a non- consistent air flow throughout the entire building. So in one class it will be so cold with the A/C blasting (no, not blasting AC/DC haha) and in other classes it will be stuffy and warm. Uggghh.

In my opinion, it has to be above 30 degrees Celsius at least to even think about turning on the A/C.

But outside of school, I generally greatly dislike air conditioning as well. I understand making a room or car comfortable. But, if you feel you need to cover up your legs with a sweater or blanket just to stay warm, then it's too cold. I mean, for heaven's sake, it's summer! We complain about the cold all winter and then blast air conditioning "just to cool off" while we're actually freezing our butts off in the middle of summer. That is just not right. In a lot of ways, I would rather be sweating in 35 degree weather than sitting in a "cool" room with the A/C turned way up.

While I understand that comfort is very important when it comes to temperature of a room/building, I think all people that control thermostats should think about consistency, comfort for everyone and not just crank the A/C (or heat) because they just came from outside and are extremely hot (or cold) and affect everyone else's comfort due to their rash and instantaneous emotions.

And there you have it, there's my rant for the day. I hope you have all had a lovely, warm and comfortable day that hasn't resulted in frostbite from air conditioning. :P


  1. It's too bad that you can't do anything about the situation at school, other than to bundle up. I hope there was something you were able to do to address the problem. That being said, I agree that it is a waste to crank up the AC, only to cover yourself up with blankets to counter the cold afterwards. But if you really need to cool off due to the heat, it would be best to set your AC to about an hour or so, just enough to lower the temperature of the room, rather than have it on all the time.

    Tommy Hopkins @ AccuTemp



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