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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 02:39 PM
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Why do places over-air condition?
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I am so tired of having to put a sweater on when I go INTO a place of business because they can't seem to understand how to work a thermostat. Surely this is a waste of both money and natural resources. I'm going to a convention next week, and will probably pack sweaters, as if I were going to be traveling in winter...because I know how convention centers can be about this.

Is there anyone here who can explain the logic of this to me? Oh, and why can't we actually open windows anywhere, any more either?

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  -Why do places over-air condition? Critters2  Jun-18-09 02:39 PM   #0 
  - The temperature is for a man wearing a jacket and a tie. NT  Eric J in MN   Jun-18-09 02:40 PM   #1 
  - Good call! eom  JuniperLea   Jun-18-09 02:42 PM   #4 
  - As well...  Juneboarder   Jun-18-09 02:43 PM   #6 
  - Seriously.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Jun-18-09 02:46 PM   #10 
  - Good point  rpannier   Jun-18-09 05:57 PM   #37 
  - I appreciate a nice cool place...  JuniperLea   Jun-18-09 02:42 PM   #2 
  - What she said (n/t)  PVnRT   Jun-18-09 02:48 PM   #14 
  - I'm the same way. n/t  DesertRat   Jun-18-09 06:03 PM   #41 
  - So do I. I just hate being hot.  Maru Kitteh   Jun-18-09 06:20 PM   #45 
  - Usually, its to do with air flow.  Indydem   Jun-18-09 02:42 PM   #3 
  - Here in the frequently 100 deg Central Valley of California  DJ13   Jun-18-09 02:43 PM   #5 
  - Because they like to see your nipples. n/t  Ian David   Jun-18-09 02:43 PM   #7 
  - !!!  Contrary1   Jun-18-09 02:48 PM   #12 
  - You're bad.  area51   Jun-19-09 05:42 PM   #68 
  - Even up here -  northofdenali   Jun-18-09 02:44 PM   #8 
  - You just reminded me of my first job  murphymom   Jun-18-09 02:46 PM   #9 
  - Or my current one.  kimmylavin   Jun-18-09 03:59 PM   #28 
  - I have worked in an office settting for years in several  calico1   Jun-18-09 02:47 PM   #11 
  - Same problem  ChazII   Jun-18-09 03:12 PM   #20 
     - When I lived in Tucson, I never kept my A/C below 81  CreekDog   Jun-18-09 03:26 PM   #24 
        - It has been in the low 90's  ChazII   Jun-18-09 08:13 PM   #53 
  - we had that problem when i lived in  DesertFlower   Jun-18-09 02:48 PM   #13 
  - Walking into a business  Codeine   Jun-18-09 02:49 PM   #15 
  - It's still cheap  The2ndWheel   Jun-18-09 02:50 PM   #16 
  - No offense, but most Americans are overweight.  amitten   Jun-18-09 02:58 PM   #17 
  - Oh here we go!  CreekDog   Jun-18-09 03:27 PM   #25 
  - Not flamebait. I have no problem with anyone else's weight. n/t  amitten   Jun-18-09 03:31 PM   #26 
  - Forced to stay outside in winter with no coat.  Critters2   Jun-18-09 04:13 PM   #31 
  - Oh, jeez.  distantearlywarning   Jun-18-09 05:53 PM   #35 
     - I did NOT mean to insult. I don't care what anyone's weight is.  amitten   Jun-19-09 12:45 PM   #67 
  - I also can't stand that  unpossibles   Jun-18-09 03:01 PM   #18 
  - Exactly. Thank you. nt  Critters2   Jun-18-09 03:05 PM   #19 
  - Usually it's to control humidity  LiberalEsto   Jun-18-09 03:21 PM   #21 
  - I think you had the best answer  NNN0LHI   Jun-18-09 08:10 PM   #52 
  - Men control the controls!  Catherine Vincent   Jun-18-09 03:24 PM   #22 
  - Movie theaters are notorious for this  magellan   Jun-18-09 03:25 PM   #23 
  - Maybe my being Minnesotan is showing but OMG, you are SHIVERING when it's 72?  Odin2005   Jun-18-09 04:03 PM   #29 
     - We keep our thermostat at 78/79 for comfort in FL summer/high heat  magellan   Jun-18-09 05:14 PM   #32 
  - I am extremely sensitive to heat and humidity so I find it a god-send.  Odin2005   Jun-18-09 03:56 PM   #27 
  - No, but some posters might assume you're fat...  distantearlywarning   Jun-18-09 05:56 PM   #36 
     - What is it with the DU hatred of Fat people anyway? I don't get that.  xultar   Jun-19-09 09:57 AM   #66 
  - I'm not sure there is a person in my entire extended family that understands..  Fumesucker   Jun-18-09 04:09 PM   #30 
  - Now you know what it's like to be on a failed Everest expedition.  rucky   Jun-18-09 05:15 PM   #33 
  - I think it is purposely set so that people don't sweat  Horse with no Name   Jun-18-09 05:15 PM   #34 
  - Two reasons: In the case of businesses, to make people work faster, and in the  Mike 03   Jun-18-09 05:58 PM   #38 
  - It doesn't make me work faster.  OnionPatch   Jun-18-09 07:33 PM   #51 
  - Once I was married to a stage hand for the SF Opera House where they turn down the air conditioner  lunatica   Jun-18-09 05:59 PM   #39 
  - This is probably my #1 pet peeve in the entire world  distantearlywarning   Jun-18-09 06:03 PM   #40 
  - The cooling load changes so much.  Kaleva   Jun-18-09 06:05 PM   #42 
  - As someone with Raynaud's syndrome, I always look forward  pipi_k   Jun-18-09 06:05 PM   #43 
  - In restaurants it's generally because the temp is being set by busy, active workers  Maru Kitteh   Jun-18-09 06:18 PM   #44 
  - Then, I'd recommend zoned ac. One temp for the kitchen,  Critters2   Jun-18-09 06:54 PM   #46 
     - A waitress running her underpaid ass off may only spend 5-10% of her time in the kitchen  Maru Kitteh   Jun-18-09 07:25 PM   #50 
        - Being cool in a restaurant is better than being hot  Nikia   Jun-18-09 08:25 PM   #54 
  - I wear a hooded sweatshirt at my office...  Iggo   Jun-18-09 06:58 PM   #47 
  - I think its a circulation issue  undeterred   Jun-18-09 07:02 PM   #48 
  - What sometimes works to correct that  Kaleva   Jun-18-09 08:34 PM   #56 
     - Or hire a few temps to stand in strategic places and flap their arms.  undeterred   Jun-18-09 08:41 PM   #58 
  - Dupe. n/t  Maru Kitteh   Jun-18-09 07:02 PM   #49 
  - I would rather be too cold than too warm.  bigwillq   Jun-18-09 08:27 PM   #55 
  - So I wont eat or shop there  HughMoran   Jun-18-09 08:36 PM   #57 
  - Me too. nt  Critters2   Jun-19-09 01:46 AM   #62 
  - Too cold > too hot  RedCappedBandit   Jun-18-09 09:08 PM   #59 
  - Why do some folks feel they need to be icy cool in the summer and toasty warm in the winter?  IDemo   Jun-18-09 09:23 PM   #60 
  - I dunno.  Iggo   Jun-19-09 09:41 AM   #65 
  - Personally,  Celeborn Skywalker   Jun-18-09 09:28 PM   #61 
  - Also, body odor is lessened in cooler temps. n/t  madeline_con   Jun-19-09 01:49 AM   #63 
  - Hard to say,,,  proteus_lives   Jun-19-09 02:29 AM   #64 

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