In the evenings it means throwing open some windows and of course the weather has to cooperate, but as long as the humidity isn't too great we get by quite nicely.
The only problem is perhaps listening to some neighbors cooling systems running. When the temperature outside is 55 degrees Fahrenheit, like it has been recently at many places along the east coast, it is a shame to be burning electricity to keep cool.
The only people that are happy when we do that are the folks selling us electricity and the people selling the electricity plants coal.
Last night when we got home from a visit to Beaufort and Morehead City, I ran upstairs and opened the windows before I did anything else. It was well timed since the temperature was at 79 degrees which is just below where we have the upstairs air conditioner set to begin cooling.
Downstairs the temperature was 77 degrees which was one degree below the 78 degrees where it is set to start working.
We had started the morning with lots of windows open and an inside temperature of 64 degrees Fahrenheit. We made it all day without our cooling systems working.
We seem to be able to do that unless the temperature gets above 86 degrees and then we need a couple of hours of cooling.
Last year this system worked at the coast until the last week of June when the humidity descended upon us. Roanoke is a little trickier since it isn't quite high enough to really get a lot of cooling, but it is much better than a place like Raleigh which seems to cook most of the time.
Of course here at the beach if the weather gets too warm, we just head off to the beaches for a nice walk along the water.