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In both places we've lived here, all of our windows are the door/window type. The flloor to ceiling window either opens both at the top and at the side depending on whether you want a window or door. How does one set up a portable unit in this situation? A unit like Richdog's is very tempting, but how does it work with these stupid windows?
Well, I have the roll down blinds, so I will use that as the seal (with a bit of DIY riggery to cover the rest of the gap for the window I put the hose through.

You can also buy these http://www.conrad.ch/ce/de/product/5...2-Weiss?ref=oz


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Heat-waves like this do not occur so often in Switzerland - last one was 2003, so bear in mind it's not a great return on any air-conditioner investment!

If it makes you feel better, it will only be a few weeks when it snows again!
Nothing could be further from the truth... every summer my apartment is too warm, and a measly 300chf is more than a fair price for the 1-3 months a year where I need to sleep well. At the moment my sleep is simply awful, and the same can be said every summer when the sun shines, whether its 4 weeks or 12 weeks. Anyway, I have only been here since 2008 and we have had more than a few very warm summer periods that have made my apartment uncomfortably warm...

Who cares about "return on investment" in these kinds of situations? My sleep is pretty much priceless to me.

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Heat-waves like this do not occur so often in Switzerland - last one was 2003, so bear in mind it's not a great return on any air-conditioner investment!

If it makes you feel better, it will only be a few weeks when it snows again!
Everyone says this.. and it's completely untrue!

We bought an air conditioner after my first incidence of heatstroke this year and it was worth every penny. We now have two units and I work from home whenever it's this hot.
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Nothing could be further from the truth... every summer my apartment is too warm, and a measly 300chf is more than a fair price for the 1-3 months a year where I need to sleep well. At the moment my sleep is simply awful, and the same can be said every summer when the sun shines, whether its 4 weeks or 12 weeks. Anyway, I have only been here since 2008 and we have had more than a few very warm summer periods that have made my apartment uncomfortably warm...

Who cares about "return on investment" in these kinds of situations? My sleep is pretty much priceless to me.
I totally agree. My Zurich apartment heats up quickly and I bought a powerful 14000 BTU split air conditioner after suffering through the first summer. Since I work mostly from home and my productivity drops like a stone when I'm uncomfortably hot the unit has paid for itself many times over. Not to mention how much better I sleep...
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I totally agree. My Zurich apartment heats up quickly and I bought a powerful 14000 BTU split air conditioner after suffering through the first summer. Since I work mostly from home and my productivity drops like a stone when I'm uncomfortably hot the unit has paid for itself many times over. Not to mention how much better I sleep...
Yeah, you simply cannot place value on an air-conditioned place in Summer... it's like balm for the soul.

Mine says it will be ready for delivers on Friday, so excited woohoo! *does a little dance*

Though it is of course designed for one large-ish room, I imagine it will drop the overall temperature of the entire apartment (83m2) by a few degrees at least if I open my bedroom door... not to mention reduce humidity throughout.

PS: I bought this one, it gets good reviews online and noise isn't an issue as I sleep with ear plugs anyway... http://www.conrad.ch/ce/de/product/1...HOP_AREA_37358

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Re: Air conditioner in Zurich

I am now looking for another AC unit for my apartment with a view to it being the quietest possible monoblock solution for my bedroom. I am such a light sleeper that the one I bought last year, while working like a champ, is a bit loud for me to be fully comfortable with.

Does anyone here have the Delonghi PAC Silent models and can give any feedback? http://www.delonghi.com/en-int/produ...r-conditioners

They are around 52dba so a fair bit quieter than the 65dba of my current unit...
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