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what they mean between the lines is they cannot be bothered to jack it up mainly because nobody really knows how to change the HVAC temperature and it takes a while to balance out to the new temperature.
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Many Swiss ac Systems are not capable to reduce temp by more than 5 degrees that is a technical issue, not a legal issue!

Many people in EF do not understand AC at all
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I have the same problem with religion


But you must admit that in these scorching temperatures, churches are the coolest buildings to be in!
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Many people in EF do not understand AC at all

What's AC ?
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Old 01.07.2015, 19:18
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What's AC ?
Alternating Current - apparently most air conditioning units use this.
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Old 01.07.2015, 19:42
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Alternating Current - apparently most air conditioning units use this.

Slaphead is funny but right But in this case it is Air Condition Wile we at it "HVAC" ,Stands for, "Heating Ventilation & Air Condition"
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Re: Air conditioning police

For some (short) periods of time like in the 80s it was forbidden in some cantons to install ACs in public buildings for example, in the past there were weird regulations but now aircon is more efficient and there are dual mode thermal pumps and all that so the situation is heterogenic I guess.
Anyway it's a good rule for a company to not go under 5 degrees from outside, it's a matter of environment, saving money and putting too much strain on the electricity network (which leads to more costs), better for health too I guess, unless they ask suit and tie everyday obviously.
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Old 01.07.2015, 20:07
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For some (short) periods of time like in the 80s it was forbidden in some cantons to install ACs in public buildings for example, in the past there were weird regulations but now aircon is more efficient and there are dual mode thermal pumps and all that so the situation is heterogenic I guess.
Anyway it's a good rule for a company to not go under 5 degrees from outside, it's a matter of environment, saving money and putting too much strain on the electricity network (which leads to more costs), better for health too I guess, unless they ask suit and tie everyday obviously.



http://www.cbe.berkeley.edu/research/adaptive-model.htm It has more to doo whit comfort zone .Air Condition is more about to remove moister in the air (Humidity)
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Old 01.07.2015, 20:31
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[1] I believe it is now possible, especially near a river with the ability to use water to cool, to keep buildings cool enough in even the warmest conditions. That's what's being promised, at any rate.
A number of large companies in Zurich near the lake have been using lake water to cool their offices for decades.

And it works...
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Old 01.07.2015, 20:38
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... Anyway it's a good rule for a company to not go under 5 degrees from outside, it's a matter of environment, saving money and putting too much strain on the electricity network (which leads to more costs), better for health too I guess, unless they ask suit and tie everyday obviously.
How exactly does a nuclear or hydroelectric plant (95% of electricity in CH are quoted as coming from these two sources) become less environmentally friendly at peak output power vs. normal consumption rate?
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How exactly does a nuclear or hydroelectric plant (95% of electricity in CH are quoted as coming from these two sources) become less environmentally friendly at peak output power vs. normal consumption rate?
True, but as you probably know we are abandoning nuclear energy (apparently), which is used to reload the dams which will have to rely only on natural water i guess, a lot will change anyway.
Also while there are peaks in switzerland I would guess there are peaks also in neighbouring countries that could buy the energy instead of using fossil fuels and at a higher price? (this is just an assumption but maybe we should look at this at a higher level).
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Re: Air conditioning police

I don't understand how it can be culturally acceptable to keep apartments, shops and offices at a sweltering 24 degrees throughout the winter, but completely unacceptable to keep the same places at a tolerably cool temperature during the summer.

Can anyone explain it to me?
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Old 01.07.2015, 21:11
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Re: Air conditioning police

[QUOTE=Dougal's Breakfast;2413561]I don't understand how it can be culturally acceptable to keep apartments, shops and offices at a sweltering 24 degrees throughout the winter, but completely unacceptable to keep the same places at a tolerably cool temperature during the summer.

Can anyone explain it to me?[/QUOTE]


NO!
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Re: Air conditioning police

As many have said...CH doesn't have many buildings with proper air con units. For example the brand new B dock at Zurich airport just use huge water sprayed intercooler unit's. .. any spotter will have seen them at the viewing area.
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Re: Air conditioning police

A bit off the topic. Do enjoy visiting the supermarkets during the very hot weather and have noticed more people around the refrigeration sections.
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I thought working with the cool kids would keep you nicely chilled.
Ah, that's how Swiss regulators expect it to work!
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A bit off the topic. Do enjoy visiting the supermarkets during the very hot weather and have noticed more people around the refrigeration sections.
they might be looking for a cold beer and maybe a cold lunch so that's likely (in respect to winter) i would say
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A bit off the topic. Do enjoy visiting the supermarkets during the very hot weather and have noticed more people around the refrigeration sections.
Don't forget the cinemas as well. I bet some patrons were there not to enjoy the show but 2 blissful hours of AC.
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Slaphead is funny but right But in this case it is Air Condition Wile we at it "HVAC" ,Stands for, "Heating Ventilation & Air Condition"


I thought HVAC was some kind of virus.

Some of these posts are scary.

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Re: Air conditioning police

Thought y'all might enjoy these two articles about air conditioning. I for one would much rather freeze than roast. I would gladly keep the heat set lower in order to crank the A/C for warmer temps. For me an ideal place to live would be where a high temp would be 70 f.
Stay cool! Happy Friday! Happy reading!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...ing-is-stupid/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...5d7_story.html
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Air con is quite common in Romandie actually
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