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 Post subject: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 27th, 2009, 10:19 pm 
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:D can anyone tell me just how important or not it is to have air conditioning? am i being naive to think its just an optional extra that i can do without or should i regard it as a must have? feedback would be appreciated, thanks tony mccready


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 27th, 2009, 10:28 pm 
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if you are not there july august it will be fine, but i wouldnt fancy being in an apt in 40+ degrees with no aircon :)


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 27th, 2009, 10:47 pm 
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That's good to know. We have A/C. Never been over in the Summertime. End of April and October definitely did not require air conditioning.

We are used to a lot of humidity here in the Summer and think perhaps it might be cooler up on a hill in Calabria, rather than closer to the ocean :?:


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 27th, 2009, 11:23 pm 
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we were there in early june last year before we had the air con fitted, it was roasting 40 gegrees during the day, but the problem was at night, you just could not sleep properly, so i would highly recommend air con


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 12:47 am 
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Tony,

Depends what your tolerance to heat is I suppose! IMHO, it's a must - as wrighty says, if nothing else to enable you to have a good night's sleep!

Also, if you are thinking of renting your property out (esp to Brits) I think you'll find a lot will want/expect a/c.



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:D can anyone tell me just how important or not it is to have air conditioning? am i being naive to think its just an optional extra that i can do without or should i regard it as a must have? feedback would be appreciated, thanks tony mccready


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 6:56 am 
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Hi Tony

I can second what Sam is saying about renting out. We have a villa in Turkey and the first question that is asked is, does it have A/C? We stayed in an apartment in Spain once when it was hot and we could not get any sleep at night. Vowed never to do it again.

Sue & Pete


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 9:57 am 
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Hi Tony Just to add my views. Stayed in our apartment last June with no aircon!!!!! Had it fitted the next week, not cheap but i would say a must,also if you are going to use apartment off season it can be cold so we were glad in March that we had it installed and were nice and cosy.


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 1:21 pm 
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Air con is important, but it doesn't half bump your electricity bills up!

The worst thing (if you are renting out) is when tenants go out all day and leave the air con on so it wil be nice and cool when they get back. We have got around that problem in our Turkish apartments by having a key-switch that cuts out the electrics when it's not inserted.


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 1:32 pm 
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martynellis wrote:
We have got around that problem in our Turkish apartments by having a key-switch that cuts out the electrics when it's not inserted.


Interesting idea, how do you handle fridges etc?


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 1:36 pm 
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separate electric supply for the airconditioning to the fridge. different ring?
just had one is Aus, think you would have to ask for it when putting in the electrics.
alternative, a big sign on the door saying do not leave on when out!


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 1:51 pm 
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Exactly, the fridge power supply (and one low-power entry light) bypasses the key-switched circuit. It works really well and we experienced a 40% reduction in elecricity bills once we introduced it!


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PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 1:57 pm 
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:D ok everyone thanks for all the advice .air conditioning it is i suppose, unless i can coax my wife to hang from the ceiling waving a fan!(just for july and and august)


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 2:57 pm 
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If you don't want it for yourself you should still fit the pipes if a new build, then its not a big deal to fit it later if your slave tires of the fan.
The key switch is a great idea but does it also open the door ?, otherwise your tenants would prob. not remove it.


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 28th, 2009, 7:04 pm 
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finally wrote:
Hi Tony Just to add my views. Stayed in our apartment last June with no aircon!!!!! Had it fitted the next week, not cheap but i would say a must,also if you are going to use apartment off season it can be cold so we were glad in March that we had it installed and were nice and cosy.

Yes, you are right. I remember April 1st being in Calabria. It was great in the daytime but at night, with no heat, we were not warm at all. :( A week later it really warmed up and we were impressed with the weather in April.


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 29th, 2009, 1:58 am 
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When renting, we have been advised to charge extra for air-con (not decided yet if we are going to do it, but we are considering it). The renter decides when they book if they want the air-con or not and pay accordingly (figure advised is £20 extra per week) then if they want it, they are issued with the remote control when they arrive. They will still be told not to leave it on when they go out, but it should compensate a bit for people who do.


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: March 29th, 2009, 4:34 pm 
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Yes, certainly, you must charge compensatory with expenses on the property. I have been "playing" with the rental figures for a while now, mostly going along with what I see others charging on the internet for equal, size, condition of property, but keeping in mind my own expenses, additionals such as A/C & heat. I would like to get the rental charges right from the get-go, but fear it will probably be a case of trial and error. It needs a lot of work and thought. I don't look to gouge people either.


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: April 28th, 2017, 12:21 pm 
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Hi all,
Can anyone recommend a good air conditioning unit? There are many name brands out there so just wondering. thank you


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 10:03 am 
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Hi Samsung,
There is as you know a large selection out there at varying prices depending on capacity etc. The maxim 'you get what you pay for' is very relevant. Can't remember the make of mine at pressent but I'd go for a good brand named a/c unit. It may appear expensive compared to other units but it will be worth it.
When I go to Calabria next week I'll let you know the one I had fitted. It's been in since 1990 and all I have had to do is to clean the dust filters annually. I have asked the person who installed it for me regarding annual maintenance but has told me that there's no need for it.


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: April 29th, 2017, 11:08 am 
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Thank you David for your opinion. We've heard of the cheaper makes but as you say 'you get what you pay for' so we will lean towards the expensive one which will no doubt last longer.


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: May 1st, 2017, 12:16 pm 
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Check out
www.global.aermec.com
very good quality very good service
we use them a lot,
ciao john


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: May 1st, 2017, 5:14 pm 
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Thank you John for the advice. Will check it out.


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 Post subject: Re: air conditioning
PostPosted: May 5th, 2017, 7:42 am 
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Samsung, The make of my a/c is Ariston.


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2017, 6:41 pm 
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David,
Thank you for posting the name of your a/c.


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