Turn off the air condtioning

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Turn off the air condtioning

Postby Shorty » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:11 pm

I like this. We need more regulation.

Madison proposal would fine businesses that run AC with doors and windows open
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/madi ... 3BEF2C94B1

"Except in emergencies or when people or goods are going into or out of a business, "it shall be unlawful to keep open any door or window of a building or structure with a commercial use while an air conditioner is operating," according to the proposed ordinance authored by Ald. Ledell Zellers, 2nd District.

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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby Cadfael » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:36 pm

Who the heck does that? I've never worked or shopped at a place that had the door open and the AC on without any stock going in or out.

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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby gargantua » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:55 pm

Go to Vegas. All the casinos air condition the desert. All of them.
But I can't recall experiencing it in Wisconsin.

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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby nonyuppie » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:38 am

Leaving the doors open while the air conditioning is on is common in stores in tropical South America. I think it's considered a courtesy to passersby.

There were big department stores that used to do it in Jamica Center in New York City, in a neighborhood in Queens with many South American immigrants. I used to ride by on my bike on the way home from work. It felt good on a hot summer day to get a blast of cold air in the middle of the street. I mentioned it in passing in meetup forum in which an ambitious, young Queens County politician was a participant. The next day it had stopped.
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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:42 am

The article linked has a photo of West Towne Mall (showing closed doors). What is that about?

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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby gargantua » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:54 am

Henry Vilas wrote:The article linked has a photo of West Towne Mall (showing closed doors). What is that about?

I wish that Alder Zellers, or someone, would have provided an example of this actually occurring. In the absence of that, this proposal comes off as a solution in search of a problem.

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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:55 am

The close-by Zuzu Café often keeps their doors propped open in the summer when they are baking, because it gets very warm inside. Don't know if their A/C is also running.

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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby Bwis53 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:19 pm

Now that Hilldale is no longer a closed mall, I have walked past open doors in Summer. I've noticed it frequently, in that stretch between Metcalfe's and Macy's.

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Re: Turn off the air condtioning

Postby gargantua » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:00 pm

Bwis53 wrote:Now that Hilldale is no longer a closed mall, I have walked past open doors in Summer. I've noticed it frequently, in that stretch between Metcalfe's and Macy's.

I wonder if this would affect places like Cafe Hollander. They have garage-style doors that they open up on nice days. I personally wouldn't run my AC under those circumstances, but a restaurant might.


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