Vincent, Home Buyer in Manhattan Beach, CA

Do you need a air conditioner in Manhattan Beach and do most homes in that area have it?

Asked by Vincent, Manhattan Beach, CA Sat Jan 31, 2009

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Yes, Manhattan Beach has a great breeze however the humity can make it uncomfortable. Air conditioning is a luxury and is great to have on those hot days when everyone wished they had AC. You can also consider some other home improvements like whole house air cleaners. These systems are wonderful for those who suffer from allergies, asthma or just want to breathe cleaner air. If you can afford the add ons to your furnace why not make your home as comfortable as it can possibly be . . . it is your home after all.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 30, 2012
I agree with your answer. I'm sure it can get pretty humid there. I can't deal with humidity, so I would probably need an air conditioner. Some people are probably fine without an air conditioner. If you tend to get hot easily, then it might be a good idea to get one though.
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If you are fortunate enough to have a home in the sand section of Manhattan Beach, you probably don't need air conditioning, but homes further inland probably need it on hotter days. It really depends on whether you have direct access to the ocean breeze or not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
Most people do not "need" an air conditioner in Manhattan Beach, and most older homes do not have them. New construction generally has air conditioning due to the increased comfort air conditioning provides.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
When i lived in the MB Hill section there were perhaps 2 or 3 weeks during summer when i wished i had A/C as the home did not have one. So bye and large - you don't need one - the ocean breezes are prevelant through most of the year. Good luck!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 11, 2009
Hi Vincent,

Like everybody else had already mentioned, most homes do not have conditioners and don't need them. The newer models will most likely have the connections for it, but is not needed. Most of the time at night, we just place a sweat shirt on because it usually dips to the high 60's. Good luck with your search.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 20, 2009
Most of the older homes in the beach communities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, as well as the Palos Verdes Peninsula do not have air conditioning, as the average high temperature rarely exceeds the mid '70's due to the prevailing sea breezes. I have lived in Palos Verdes for over 25 yers, and in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach before that, and there are no more than 10 days a year where I wish we had air conditioning. All you really need is to open a window. Ceiling fans do help on the hottest days. Some of the newer homes have had air conditioning installed as part of the original construction. It is normally just too expensive to retrofit a home for air conditioning considering the limited use it would get.

Living in Thousand Oaks, you have many days of temperatures near 100 degrees, but living at the beach is a whole different environment. Our high temperatures usually vary no more than 10 degrees due to the moderating influence of the ocean.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 31, 2009
Hi Vincent,
Most older homes in the beach areas do not have A/C. Being that close to the beach, keeps the weather mild (not like in Thousand Oaks!). Some of the newer homes do have it, because it is expected in a newer home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 31, 2009

Most homes in the area do not have air conditioners and for the most part, they just aren't really necessary. Some of the new construction homes have installed air conditioning as the homes are quite expensive and the builders want to ensure that the homes have everything that a buyer could possibly want. Whether you would need it also depends on the location of the home and whether you get some of the ocean breezes that seem to keep things cool on even the hottest day. I've lived in Hermosa for 17 years and don't have air conditioning and until the home west of mine built a second floor and eliminated my breeze (as well as my view unfortunately) I had never even considered it. Ceiling fans are generally all you need during the summer. It's this weather that makes us want to live here. I see that you're in Thousand Oaks and I grew up in I know about that Valley heat in the summer.

I hope you find your way down here at some point as it's a fantastic place to live.
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