Aircon off...

Philippines
November 11, 2012 5:28pm CST
Christmas is already near. The morning breeze is really cold right now. On our way to work, I just thought to turn off the aircon and partly open the windows (heater are not common in our country) to save on gas and breathe fresh air. However, this give me a second thought because I observed that there are many vehicles running on the road which instead of fresh air, smoke and dust will get in so I just keep the aircon running and set it in a warmer setting. This keeps me thought that even it is really cold, living in an urban or suburban places, you need to use the aircon instead of rolling down the windows. I am rolling down the windows only if we where in our hometown wherein you can really still breathe fresh air. Good day fellow mylotters.
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• Calgary, Alberta
13 Nov 12
December 21 2012 is coming!!!! Lets hope we are all still alive after that day. Back to the topic, my hands are currently inside my shirt to warm it. I am typing with a voice activated typing software cos my hands are freezing. My air conditioner is turned off but I am still freezing, Well I just have shower. I just remember how cold the air conditioner in the office will be later, I will wear a jacket....
• Philippines
13 Nov 12
Is December 21, 2012 is the day they said that the world will down? That was good, Could you share me your voice activated software? hehehe Same here, it was really cold in our office too. Good that in our work, we used to wear laboratory gowns. hehehe Now is the time that we can see mostly wearing jackets.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
That's right asdomencil, though we have this cold morning breeze, i usually have windows closed for the smogs is really bad for the respiratory system. Good thing, we will be having a long drive to my hometown this coming Thanksgiving day, I really have to open my windows so I can smell fresh air. I missed those days where I can have my daily dose of pure and fresh air. Thanks
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
Yes, that is right, we are also going home this weekend and will feel the fresh air again especially in our house where there is a ricefield at the back. I really missed living in the province. I just hope I can have a week long vacation or better much longer. hehehe
@maximax8 (27045)
12 Nov 12
Today my disabled son has a hospital appointment in Bristol. The street in the center had a Christmas market and some small Christmas trees lit up. In my home country autumn and winter can be cold. Our homes typically have gas central heating, a electric heat storage unit or under floor electric heating. In my lounge I have an electric fire in a smart looking fire place. I have got radiators that get heat from gas central heating. We don't have air conditioning. In the summer if the weather gets very hot it can be nice to have a cool air fan.
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
I guess that in a country that experienced winter or snow, a heater is a must at house and offices. In our house too, we don't have aircon. We just used electric fan and open the window during hot season. This will save us from using too much energy.
@romzee (938)
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
The climate is getting colder especially in the early morning, a sign that the yuletide is fast approaching. I want to open the windows in the house but couldn't do it because of smoke and dust pollutants coming from big truckers re routed here in our street for more than decades now, because the portion of main road(C3-road) is not yet finished for more than 3 decades now, thanks to the efficiency of DPWH. You can't also open your car windows while traveling because of the very same reasons, pollution in Metro Manila is very, very terrible! I wish I have enough money and can live the rest of my life in the province so I can enjoy the cool morning breeze touching my face again every morning! Have a great evening. Ciao!
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
You are right, living in Metro Manila is really terrible when it comes to pollution. I think not only in Manila but other central cities too. Like in our province, it seems that one of the busy city has also a dense air pollution. Good thing that we bought out house in a province but near the Manila area. There we can still feel the fresh air especially in the morning.
@hereandthere (27830)
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
it's the same at night. you can find yourself shivering inside a moving jeepney or while walking home. i'm also thinking of buying an electric fan with a timer so i don't have to get up around 3 or 4am to turn it off when it gets cold.
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
That is a good idea. it will also save you from energy since it will automatically turn off at the time specified. In our house, it seems really cold since we are located in a higher altitude.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
12 Nov 12
Hi asdomencil! Sometimes staying in the rural area is better than staying in the city. I have been in Manila for some time but I cannot stand the way of living in the city. The traffic, the pollution, etc. It made me sick. So if my sister would invite us to go to her place, we would just stay there for several days. Just enough to go to some malls in the city. anyway, we also have malls already in our place so the children are not that much excited of going there. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
Yes, there are really much pollution in the metro right now. Good thing we are living in a suburban area. Especially in our house where it is located, you can still feel that it was on the province. Our village has less pollution than the city. I can say this because once I was based in the city, I used to live there for more than a year before we got our house in the province just near our workplace. Sometimes, it is really better to live in the province but when opportunity comes,you need to adjust living in the city.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
12 Nov 12
Hi, Living in a suburban area, I place my town in that category, having a growing industrial zone while retaining its relatively rural setting, the cool breeze of December is a welcome relief indeed. We have no aircon at home yet so the heat and the dust can really get on one's nerves, when the LCD TV/PC monitor, a 7 cubic feet ref, and two printers on a desktop using UPS go full blast, the air just get hotter on a hot afternoon where the sun peeks inside from its twenty-one degree position in the sky. I should go elsewhere (somewhere rural, as you say) or install an aircon if not for that cool breeze. It's really a wonderful time of the year.
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
You are right, during this weather makes a great relief from hot season, this is also the time that most of us saves on energy consumption due to less usage of aircon in our house. By the way, I am talking about the aircon on the car when travelling. Thanks for dropping by.
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
11 Nov 12
That's true. Even though we want to roll down the windows and get a whiff of the fresh air, we just can't do it due to all those pollution, especially those belched out from vehicles. Maybe if we drive before dawn, we could do it since there are less cars on the road. But I myself keep the windows up for security reasons. With carkjacking incidents on the rise, it's not that prudent to keep our car windows down.
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
If you are living in the city especially in the metro, rolling of windows are not yet advisable due to smog, especially during the cold weather. You are right there, still better close the window to avoid carjacking or hold ups. Just keep your doors locked all the time.