It's 39°C on the balcony just now and very humid. I don't like to be air con reliant, but when it gets to 32 degrees in the house then the only option is, in my opinion, to crank up the air con. On days like these I couldn't be without it.
For the first few years here I didn't have air con and I remember the summer nights where it was impossible to sleep becasue of the heat. Night after night I'd lay awake watching TV, this was in the days before we got Sky TV too. I'd end up watching CNN on La Sette channel which was on in the middle of the night. Consequently I was really up on events in America during the summer.