Don't you think it is a waste to set low temperature for the air-conditioner?

@youless (86615)
Guangzhou, China
September 17, 2010 10:45am CST
Although it is better to feel cool in hot summer. But it doesn't mean that you have to set very low temperature for the air-conditioner. First, it is not a healthy way. Because you feel hot outside and then cold inside. It is easy to catch a cold. Second, it is a waste. However, it seems it is very common that the government departments, banks, department stores etc. set too low temperature and the stuff have to wear coats inside. I really think this is a big waste. Why not they set a suitable temperature and everybody will feel comfortable?
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@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 10
It is a kind of waste, really! It not only contribute to the global warming but also causing health problems. When ever I on an air-conditioner, I will set it to like 25 or 26ºC where the out side temperature is at 31 or 32ºC. So that I will not get a temperature shock and get sick.
@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
26 degrees is good enough. Sometimes I even think 27 degrees is a little cold for me.
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 10
Hi, For me, I don't set high for my bedroom airconditioner, I always set it at Low mode 23 celcius. At least ,with this temperature, my bedroom do not feel warm and has the cool effect. I also have to open up bit my bedroom door because it will be pretty cold if I were to close tight the door. For sure,the next day, I will get flu because of the cold temperature inside my bedroom.
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Sep 10
If the air-conditioner sets 23 degrees for summer, it will be cold for me.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
24 Mar 12
I have seen some people off the aircondition after one hour and then on it after one hour. I think this will help to keep the room clean. It is always good to have cool room especially during summer time. I also think plants help to keep the room cool especially if the house is surrounded by plants.
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@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
18 Sep 10
Hi youless, I really like the cold air. However, setting the air condition temperature too low can be uncomfortable for some people, especially if the people are working in the office where the temperature is very cold. When I am out shopping in the high temperature, and I walk into a department store which has the air conditioner nearly off, I am not happy. I like to feel the cold air on my overheated body. I just move on to another store, and spend some time there to get comfortable. It just depends on the company's budget, if they can afford to pay the energy bill. Same thing for an individual's home. If they can afford the high energy bill, then they should be as comfortable as probable. There are other ways to help with the energy crisis.
@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
When I am in the cold air-conditioner environment, my nose will be sensitive and I will sneeze a lot.
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• United States
19 Sep 10
Hi youless, Sorry, I am a winter lover, so the colder the better for me.
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@Hatley (157947)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Sep 10
hi y ouless we can really save electricity if we up the setting'on the thermostat a little even thongh it is hot outside. surely we will not melt at say 70 instead of a cool 65we always do that duriong hot spells here in Caliornia. and yes it saves a bit on our bill too.
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
You are right. No need to waste the unnecessary energy.
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@Hatley (157947)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Sep 10
hi youless thanks much for the best response. I was just thinking the last time I was hospitalized I was so cold you would thijk it was wintter but it was hot outside and the air condtioning must have been set really low; when you are already ill the last hing you need is to shiver with cold l lol lol loll
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• China
19 Sep 10
in fact ,our country want to carry out a policy in 2007 .air conditioning in summer can't exceed 27? ,winter can't lower than 20?.I think it's suitable for us .But now it's not come into effect. i am not waste it ,for me and for us.
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
I hope this policy can be carried out all over the world.
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• Singapore
18 Sep 10
Yea it's a waste of energy. Setting it too low the temperature could also lower our body immunity. That's why doctors and experts don't recommend using the air-con if unnecessary.
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
You are right.
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@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
18 Sep 10
Hi, youless! Yes, of course the lower temperature we set, the more energy will be cost by the air conditioners! So It's definitely a waste if you set a temperature which is cold enough to wear coat. But we also need a sufficiently low temperature, and it's difficult to unity all people's comfortable temperature.
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
I just think some places are too cold.
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• China
17 Sep 10
Many people don't worry about the waste of money no from themselves pocket. Very hot upside, so must be very cool inside. just instinct!
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
Because the money is not paid by themselves and therefore they don't mind it.
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• United States
17 Sep 10
I do not believe it is okay to set the temperature either too low for air-conditioner or too high for the heater. Don't you think it is a waste to set low temperature for the air-conditioner? Absolutely not, setting it too low is a total waste, by that I mean then you have to grab blankets when really all you have to do is not set the temperature too low, as it wastes additional money unnecessarily.
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Sep 10
Thanks for your response.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
19 Sep 10
I think air conditioner should not be set to low temperature because it can take more electricity. Temperature of the air conditioner should be around middle I think. I think a person should not go out of the room more times when when the air condition is on. Here also lots of offices and department has air conditioners switched on. Sometimes I feel comfortable sitting in the air condition room in the offices or banks after walking through the sunny day.
@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Sep 10
When the temperature is so cold, I don't think it is comfortable for me because I still wear summer clothes.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
19 Dec 10
The problem of the air conditioning is that they take too much electricity. It is always good to adjust the temperature of the air conditioning once in a while.
• United States
1 Jun 12
True setting a temperature that's colder than necessary wastes energy and energy. My hubby would love it to be an ice box so he can hide under the covers, I just want it slightly cool so I can sleep comfortably.
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jun 12
I can't stand the coldness.
• India
19 Apr 12
In my Samsung air conditioner the lowest setting is 18 Celsius, but with that the temp inside my room is 31-32, well my walls are not insulated.. if there are many ac in some offices the temp may go down.. Have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘@Bhuwan@’. .
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Apr 12
I don't know that Samsung also produces air conditioners
@abish1987 (190)
• Philippines
18 Sep 10
We need to experience different temperatures in our body so that we can feel that we are really alive. So just chill and feel the hot! lol
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@youless (86615)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Sep 10
The cost may be large
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