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Old 29.06.2010, 11:57
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economisto sounds like a nice chap...befriend him and you two might just chill together at his place

I have a ground floor neighbour who likes to smoke early am and around 22-23 but does not sound as bad as your biatch
yeah you can chill at my place....sitting on the floor in the corner of my study. Everywhere else in the flat is roasting...
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Old 29.06.2010, 11:59
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yeah you can chill at my place....sitting on the floor in the corner of my study. Everywhere else in the flat is roasting...
hey...how about adding a fan to distribute the cool air around a bit more?
i've done it in my student years when I had only an old window AC....worked like a charm
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Old 29.06.2010, 12:00
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hey...how about adding a fan to distribute the cool air around a bit more?
i've done it in my student years when I had only an old window AC....worked like a charm
Yeah I want to get a mini 6 inch fan to blow it around a bit. Where can I get a really cheap one? Interdiscount?
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Yeah I want to get a mini 6 inch fan to blow it around a bit. Where can I get a really cheap one? Interdiscount?
well i got my 3 speed self-turning type for CHF40 at Migros...did not feel like shopping around much and it works quietly and does the job well and has 2 year warranty
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Old 29.06.2010, 12:51
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Re: Airconditioning advice

For those of you who work from home, I reckon aircon is a must. We have it in the office here and I wouldn't be able to work properly without it.
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Old 29.06.2010, 13:38
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For those of you who work from home, I reckon aircon is a must. We have it in the office here and I wouldn't be able to work properly without it.
I disagree. It depends on lots of factors.

Modern, minergie houses and appartments are really well insulated and keep the heat in, in winter. However, they also keep the heat out in summer.

I've got PCs and laptops and other stuff running, my "office" is facing south but due to the balcony above shielding the direct sunlight, I only need a small 8" fan on the hottest days just to move the air around a bit.


I do agree though that if you are working in an attic room of an older block then thi heat can't be much fun. Save electricity and work in the cellar!
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Re: Airconditioning advice

An alternative, if you don't want to fiddle with jerry-rigging the air conditioner compressor hose thingy outside your window, is to use a dehumidifier.

No, it won't cool the space down like an air conditioner would, but bringing the humidity in the room down will make higher temps far more bearable. At the same temperature, a room feels much cooler at 40-50% humidity than at 85%.

You can move a dehumidifier about easily from room to room - and best of all it's just plug and play.
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Old 29.06.2010, 14:02
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Re: Airconditioning advice

- my shutters are down
- I am trying not to cook during the day
- I open the windows from night till early mornings
- I currently have a fan blowing full blast in the room

Thanks for all your tips. They are all in force but I am still bent on exploring the AC option. Its getting tougher trying to work when the heat's unbearable. Someone call it whinging - I call it different tolerance levels.

Mrs D, I really like the ceiling fan alternative though. Its really popular back home and I installed one in my apartment back home. It even has lights.

Havent seen them around here though. Might be a good alternative to the air conditioning unit. Is this what you're talking about?


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Old 29.06.2010, 14:10
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Re: Airconditioning advice

LOVE ceiling fans - can they be bought here?

I looked at fans this past weekend and did not see any ceiling fans at all.

Our veranda (temps = sauna in summer, cryogenic storage in winter) could use a couple of ceiling fans!
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Old 29.06.2010, 22:45
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Re: Airconditioning advice

I was at the physiotherapist this morning, and she showed me their ceiling fan... it was a little tiny thing attached to a light. Since it wasn't really warm enough at that time, I didn't have her try it out. So I guess they do exist... maybe the home improvement places..

I have not seen a big one, just this little thing, which, if powerful enough might do the trick.

I also miss my air conditioning. Although I have to say that after about 9PM and before 11Am, it's not bad here...so I'm thinking siesta.
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Re: Airconditioning advice

Hi everyone

It's getting pretty warm out here in Ticino and I was looking for suggestions and tips for a good portable AC to cool our apartment.

Any feedback (design)or pictures of an AC similar to the link at the bottom is welcome.

i have a few questions at the moment.
  1. Is the compressor inside the head unit or external unit. Is the external unit just the condenser and fan?

  2. How does this AC send hot gas to the external condenser unit? Is it a rubber / flexible pipe transporting hot liquid from a heat exchanger inside the head unit?

  3. Are these units efficient and noise free?

http://shop.mediamarkt.ch/it/elettro...e/idprp5a6ug2y
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Re: Airconditioning advice

If you air condtioning has the condenser outside- and it is noisy- your neighbours who sleep with windows open will probably complain to landlord/agent and they will require you to take it down. The permanent whine and noise from an air con unit is one of the most irrirating and the cause of many neighbour disputes.
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Old 10.06.2014, 23:44
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Re: Airconditioning advice

He's in Ticino, such things are no problem here.

In fact, my wife is thinking of buying one.

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He's in Ticino, such things are no problem here.

Tom
if you're referring to the noise, then in my experience I'm not really sure you're right.
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If you air condtioning has the condenser outside- and it is noisy- your neighbours who sleep with windows open will probably complain to landlord/agent and they will require you to take it down. The permanent whine and noise from an air con unit is one of the most irrirating and the cause of many neighbour disputes.
The neighbors are just jealous, I would not take any notice myself. Modern units don't make much noise, if you put the external stuff on the roof, there is not much to hear.
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Re: Airconditioning advice

There's no need to run AC after the quiet hours start, the temps drop 15C or so.

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Old 11.06.2014, 00:06
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if you're referring to the noise, then in my experience I'm not really sure you're right.
I've been using gas powered mowers, roto-tillers, and chain-saws on Sundays and holidays, as well as over the lunch break, for nearly 25 years here, I have yet to get a complaint.

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Re: Airconditioning advice

Same here, but my next neighbour is about 150m away On the balcony of a flat- it would be quite different.
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Old 11.06.2014, 00:16
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On the balcony of a flat- it would be quite different.
That's where we intend to put it.

Worst case, I'll just plumb it into the bathroom vent!

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LOVE ceiling fans - can they be bought here?

I looked at fans this past weekend and did not see any ceiling fans at all.

Our veranda (temps = sauna in summer, cryogenic storage in winter) could use a couple of ceiling fans!
www.conrad.ch
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they have lots of models for sale
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