.... when having an aircon was a luxury. When we were younger, we were lucky to even have a fan in the room. Mostly we slept with the windows open.
With affluence, came the air-con. Whilst waiting for my daughter at the foot of a HDB apartment block on Saturday, I looked up, and noticed, every single unit had an air-con compressor. This is a sign of the times.
Hubby and I used to sleep with the air-con at 20C. It was freezing for me, but a luxury I wanted to enjoy!! Hence the need to use the quilt. Unthinkable, dont you think, using a down quilt in hot, temperate, sunny Singapore!
Then we had our first child. The air-con temperature went up to 23C, coz if not our precious baby would be too cold. But hubby had gotten so used to sleeping in the cold, he had a hard time adjusting. Sleeping without the air-con was impossible!
When my children started swim classes, the coach advised me to not let the children sleep with the air-con on. He said that it was bad for lung development, and it also made the children more prone to catching colds. However, the children refused. It was something that they had become accustomed to.
Recently, in our effort to do more to save the earth, the whole family has switched to fans. Even hubby is now able to sleep without the air-con. It's a matter of just getting used to it. Borrowing the phrase from my fellow blogger, bp, we are going back to basics.
And we have done that, in our bid to try to slow the process of global warming! Please try to do your part!