Three Hour Ohm Hours in the Peak of Summer
Am I the only one who finds it absurd that you can't opt out of multi-hour Ohm Hours altogether in settings?
I am on a 14 hour long streak, earning an extra 70% and don't want to start from scratch, but I am pregnant and work from home so a three hour block where I can't use my computer and have to leave my AC off is totally not acceptable. It's been in the 100s in my area and while an hour, even two hours without A/C means my home temperature won't go past the mid-eighties, I can't be at home in 90 degree heat. And while I can use my laptop without it being plugged in for somewhere between one and two hours, it will run out of battery life before three hours ends -that means I'm literally out of a job if I want to stick with the Ohm Hour.
I know I'm not the only one who doesn't like the multi-hour sessions, so why is there no setting to turn them off? And is there a max number of hours at all? What's next 8 hours? Don't use electricity all day? All week?
Not cool Ohm Connect. Not cool.
Update: I didn't really want to have to include my entire life story just to suggest that it's not right for the company to push 3 hour long blocks on us, but since all the comments seem to be "use a fan" or "leave the house," I guess I will. First, I already run fans 24/7 and block out all my windows with blackout curtains. The windows are unfortunately poorly insulated and I cannot fix that since I am a renter so yes, I'm already doing what I can to keep the temperature in my home down and I need the A/C still -especially when it's 104 outside. In fact, the temperature has already gone up 4 degrees in my house in the 20 minutes since my linked thermostat turned off.
Next, no, I can't just leave the house to go somewhere else to do my work since I have a dog with severe separation anxiety (it's so bad he broke his jaw when he was last left in a crate). Either my husband or I have to be home with him or take him with us and since there's nowhere else we can go to work inside of air conditioning with our dog, no, leaving to do work somewhere else isn't an option.
As for the suggestion to use tokens to take advantage of the streak shield, I would love to do that -if it didn't cost 8500 tokens. I haven't used a single token and I still only have 754, so that isn't much of an option. Given that the most tokens I earn at one time is 40 for clicking on the Ohm Hour notification and then saying how I'm saving, that means I'd have to participate in over 200 Ohm hours to collect enough to use the streak shield -so essentially it's as unreal and fantastic as a unicorn to me at this point.