Quote: Ben @ 28th June 2018, 10:40 AM
You're probably more adjusted to such weather! And there's more domestic air con in the US than here. I've only ever met one person with proper air con units in their house here. Needless to say, they were rich.
I'm comfortable between about 55F/13C and 90F/32C. Above that I seek out shade, a pool, or air conditioning, but sometimes it's impossible. You haven't lived until you've mowed a large lawn when the sun is blazing and it's 108F/42C.
Air conditioning is almost essential in most parts of the country. In some parts of the south you could literally die in a house without it. You won't find many post-WW2 homes or buildings without central air, and most older homes have been retrofitted with either central air or window units. My house has 2 central air units and 2 gas-fired furnaces: one for each floor. I start running the a/c in March and it doesn't stop until late October or early November. I try to keep it at 75F/24C in the summer.
Do your cars have air conditioners? I don't know if you could even buy one without it here. The latest trend is perforated seats which blow cool air on your back and butt. It's the greatest thing ever on hot days.