Do you consider it to be a necessity or a luxury? Edit with a second question
Question: It is a
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If someone lives in an area that gets very hot, do you consider air conditioning (central AC or a swamp cooler) to be a necessity or a luxury? Do you think that fans are just as good?
ETA- if you feel that it is a necessity, how do you feel about people who use the "discounted rates"? In our area, many families can qualify for as much as 20% off their bill. Which adds up to a lot, since most peoples bills during the summer can get to $300 or more.