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Imagine 90 degrees with no central AC. That ain't nothing to mess with too. A LOT of Europe does not have central AC.

As of 2022, only about 19% of European homes have air conditioning, which is much lower than the 90% rate in the United States. The percentage varies by country, with less than 5% of homes in the United Kingdom and Germany having air conditioning, and about 30% in Italy.
Been 110+ here and we have nothing but an old swamp cooler... fortunately a couple weeks in July is the only time it gets this hot here
 

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Imagine 90 degrees with no central AC. That ain't nothing to mess with too. A LOT of Europe does not have central AC.

As of 2022, only about 19% of European homes have air conditioning, which is much lower than the 90% rate in the United States. The percentage varies by country, with less than 5% of homes in the United Kingdom and Germany having air conditioning, and about 30% in Italy.
Sounds like living in Washington State or lots of places in Southern California.
 

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How could one possibly live in Southern California and not have central AC? Sounds like a death wish to me.
I lived in SoCal back in the early '90s. Didn't have central a/c in my place in L.A. proper (Park LaBrea)...Even though I was a few miles inland, I'd still get an ocean breeze most days. Didn't need a/c.
 

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I lived in SoCal back in the early '90s. Didn't have central a/c in my place in L.A. proper (Park LaBrea)...Even though I was a few miles inland, I'd still get an ocean breeze most days. Didn't need a/c.
The issue has to do with how far inland and the existing coastal mountain ranges.

In Temecula ( south riverside county ) we were basically 20 miles from the coast but with mountains in between us and the coastal area. A few summers ago we did 115.

In reality most of SoCal is desert not unlike the Phoenix area maybe worse.
 
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I lived in SoCal back in the early '90s. Didn't have central a/c in my place in L.A. proper (Park LaBrea)...Even though I was a few miles inland, I'd still get an ocean breeze most days. Didn't need a/c.
It's hotter now.

LA now gets a few stretches of days in the 90s and other stretches in the high to mid 80s.

I've said this before to my LA people, I probably had more miserable days in LA without air conditioning than I ever had in Phoenix because I knew how to avoid the extreme heat and every where is highly air conditioned.
 

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It was 106 the other day in Raleigh, an all time record, but with humidity it felt like 117.

Europe is so mild compared to the 'States.

The worse heat I ever experienced was Miami. The humidity was so oppressive.

You just walk around drenched all the time. I don't even think it's sweat because you can't produce that much. I assume it's just the moisture in the air condensing on you.
 

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The worse heat I ever experienced was Miami. The humidity was so oppressive.

You just walk around drenched all the time. I don't even think it's sweat because you can't produce that much. I assume it's just the moisture in the air condensing on you.
bunk, pure bunk
 

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