The New York Times (Home section) had an interesting article today titled "The Unchilled Life." It got me thinking.
I'm pretty sure that I would not go without air conditioning where I live since summer temperatures frequently reach into the 100s - I wouldn't want to put my children through that. But the article really made me think about raising the temperature on our thermostat above what I'd previously considered "comfortable." Might it actually be better for my family's electric bill and health?
As I drive around my town, I frequently see landscape crews working in the intense heat of the summer - wearing long sleeves and hats, no less. Obviously, the body must adjust somewhat to extreme temperatures or these guys would pass out from that heat.
Do you live without A/C? If so, what was that adjustment like? If not, at what temperature do you typically have the thermostat set?