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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    I never had a/c until I moved out and on my own. My parents had a/c in their room. That was 1970. I am 51 or 52, I keep forgetting. Roy

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm........1978 or so...and I'm not telling my age.

  3. #3
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    my answer is about like seniors
    I can remember several places(Texas) where there was no AC,and really no reason for it.I can remember shutting the windows "to keep the heat out."

    Houses are built differently now.

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    My dad was an HVAC contractor for his whole life. I can't ever remember living in a house without A/C. We had it in the early 1960's.

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    When I moved to Texas... never had it in Colorado. But I was sure as heck glad I had/have it in TX.

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    I was born in Upstate New York and never had a/c. We barely even had heat (old radiator type) but when I moved to Florida in '79 I have never lived in a placewith out it. Some had old window shakers but atleast there was always some type of cooling. Hell, even when I worked on the boats commercial fishing for 10 years, half of them had a/c in the cabin.

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    Hmm jacob perkins

    Well, Don't you rembember flopping you pillow over to feel the cool side? In some ways, I'm glad things are not like the Old Days.

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    I grew up on a dirt road. Was about 10 years old when we got our first window unit.

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    I didn't live in a house that even had ductwork til I was 24,they either hot water or steam, but as a kid growing up it was space heaters in cramped little apartments. Hard to tell how many brain cells I lost due to CO while growing up, luckily the houses were pretty porous and not sealed up like todays homes.

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    Originally posted by ipic
    When I moved to Texas... never had it in Colorado. But I was sure as heck glad I had/have it in TX.
    You're addicted to us aren't you?? Don't look now but James may be following you! J/K James, relax.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    In 1962 my Dad bought us an 18,000 btu Friedrich window unit from the old White's store in Houston and he insatlled it in our den and it keep a 4-bedroom house cold.
    By the way I was 12.
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    When we got married in 1967 we got an apartment on Broardway in the city of Rennsellaer New York. The rent was $60. dollars a month which included steam heat. Unfortunately it was a second floor apartment. Not far from the Hudson River so the humidity was like 300% in the summer. Plus it was on the main throughtafare so we couldn't open the front windows.

    Being a newly wed I wanted some at least every night so I sprung for a 6,000 BTU unit for the play room. (bedroom).
    It cost over a hundred dollars back then.

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    My mother had central A/C put in our ranch house in 1973 because my father was ill. It was a Spacepak high velocity system which worked very well for 31 years. I bought the house from my mom in 1982, and was nursing the A/C along for the last 5 years or so, but this year I finally bit the bullet, and replaced the entire system. I hope my new one lasts as long...

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