I hate air conditioning. It uses a lot of electricity, is bad for the environment and in a care makes me feel slightly headachy. I especially hate it when I'm somewhere where I have no control over it. I would only use it if it's really hot. It seems weird to me when people put it on when the temperature is fine to begin with.
If it is very hot, then air con...but when we get out the hot air zaps me of my energy.I think this summer I will just try to see if I can do just windows.
Also no more parking in the sun.If there is no shade, then no parking.
I suffer from heat stroke, so I must be careful.
I try to use the air con in the car frugally unless it is very hot, like the fresh air with the windows down when it is not too hot....have been told that having ac on uses more petrol too....realize however that when it is really hot there is no alternative.
I prefer the air con. I hate having my hair blowing around and it also gets too noisy with the windows down and I find that I can't here the kids...because when it's noisy they speak quietly, of course!
only use it when really hot then on low, do not like the cold air blowing on me I turn the air vents sideways to avoid the air, reason for this, it affects the sinus .
same goes for fans and air conditioning in building will not sit under a air conditioning vent in a ceiling, also always avoid direct cold air blowing on me that way I avoid sinus problems ,, a bit hard when in someone else's car and they have the air con on full blast. cannot say anything to them but do i suffer later.
air con sometime always turn the vents towards the roof of the car, really do not like them. prefer to drive without it turned on.
bring back the side windows that used to be on the cars c 1950 they were great on a hot day no air con in those days,
windows down when cars had those little side windows, they were great for directing the air into the car, nowadays rarely have the window down and then only a little. Air con for the car hate in when in other peoples cars and they have it very cold and blowing straight on you.
always glad to reach our destination and able to get out of their car. .
I much prefer fresh air but as I feel the heat, I will use it as soon as it becomes unpleasant in the car. I do put the sunshade up when parked in the sun as it does make a difference when you return to the car. If its really really hot, I leave the car door open and turn the aircon on to get rid of some of the built up heat before I drive off.
I rarely use it in my car, do not mind in other peoples car as long as it is not blowing directly unto my face/head, as I always end up with a sinus problem, takes days to get over , same goes for fans.
It really depends how hot it is. If it is really hot outside with no wind, and very humid, opening the window makes no difference to me, so I turn on the air conditioner. I always try an open window before I use the air conditioner. It also depends who is in the car with me. I always think of my passengers' comfort before my own. I do a lot of volunteer work and every week, I have elderly people in my car. Their comfort is more important to me, so I will put on the air conditioner.
Like Donjo, our air-con' died in our old car, also many years ago. It's never hot enough for me to have my car window down, & I don't like my hair blowing all over the place in the car. If it's really hot, we stay home. We don't have an air-conditioner in our house, as we don't need it.