The Weather

maltrab

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Okay so what members love the heat and which ones prefer it cool, Personally I prefer cool, in the summer no more than 20c (68F) with a decent breeze. The day here started really nice at 07.30 it was ideal for me, now we are quickly heading for 30c (86F), all doors and windows are shut and the AC is on.
The park home I live in has a metal roof, so it can be like living in a roasting tin, I have seen our lounge hit 46c (115F) when outside it is 35c
 

Roger

Dedicated Member
Living on the east coast in the Scottish borders we rarely get summer temperatures above 25c so I do miss the hot weather. I do have a large conservatory at the back of my bungalow which can get up to 30-40c on a sunny day even when it's only 15c outside so its my favourite room in the house.
 

dick

LOTSW Fanatic
Having a bad chest I need to keep cool My block is fully insulated against winter but they are having to re-organise things to deal with the heatwave. 9 out of every 10 windows is open in some form. I am running fans literally 24/7 and drinking gallons of water. They are "consulting " at the moment but the wheels are grinding slowly! I have lots of advice from British Lung Foundation and am just about coping !
 

Peripheral

Dedicated Member
Okay so what members love the heat and which ones prefer it cool, Personally I prefer cool, in the summer no more than 20c (68F) with a decent breeze. The day here started really nice at 07.30 it was ideal for me, now we are quickly heading for 30c (86F), all doors and windows are shut and the AC is on.
The park home I live in has a metal roof, so it can be like living in a roasting tin, I have seen our lounge hit 46c (115F) when outside it is 35c
115 TERRY??? How on earth do you cope with that? Last night we were being gently crozzled at 85 F. The room was so steamy that we had to use fog horns when we moved about. :eek2:
 

Peripheral

Dedicated Member
Having a bad chest I need to keep cool My block is fully insulated against winter but they are having to re-organise things to deal with the heatwave. 9 out of every 10 windows is open in some form. I am running fans literally 24/7 and drinking gallons of water. They are "consulting " at the moment but the wheels are grinding slowly! I have lots of advice from British Lung Foundation and am just about coping !
It's a bugga isn't it Dick! I move as little as possible in hot weather. Another 24 hours should see some improvement. Take care.:18:
 

Marianna

Dedicated Member
Okay so what members love the heat and which ones prefer it cool, Personally I prefer cool, in the summer no more than 20c (68F) with a decent breeze. The day here started really nice at 07.30 it was ideal for me, now we are quickly heading for 30c (86F), all doors and windows are shut and the AC is on.
The park home I live in has a metal roof, so it can be like living in a roasting tin, I have seen our lounge hit 46c (115F) when outside it is 35c
How thick is the insulation under the roof? My wood-frame roof with asphalt shingles has about two feet of it — loose insulation between the joists, installed when the house was built in 1927, and 12" fiberglass batting laid on top of and perpendicular to the joists when I had the upstairs bathroom remodeled several years ago. Between that and the air conditioning function of the air source heat pump, the upstairs temp is within reason and downstairs is comfortable. Without A-C, the entire house is unbearable.
 

Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
Okay so what members love the heat and which ones prefer it cool, Personally I prefer cool, in the summer no more than 20c (68F) with a decent breeze. The day here started really nice at 07.30 it was ideal for me, now we are quickly heading for 30c (86F), all doors and windows are shut and the AC is on.
The park home I live in has a metal roof, so it can be like living in a roasting tin, I have seen our lounge hit 46c (115F) when outside it is 35c
AC plumbed into your home in the UK !!!?? how posh are you :D :D :D
 

maltrab

Administrator
Staff member
How thick is the insulation under the roof? My wood-frame roof with asphalt shingles has about two feet of it — loose insulation between the joists, installed when the house was built in 1927, and 12" fiberglass batting laid on top of and perpendicular to the joists when I had the upstairs bathroom remodeled several years ago. Between that and the air conditioning function of the air source heat pump, the upstairs temp is within reason and downstairs is comfortable. Without A-C, the entire house is unbearable.
The space for insulation in the lounge between ceiling and roof is only about 6 inches, the rest of the house is better as the ceilings are lower
 

maltrab

Administrator
Staff member
AC plumbed into your home in the UK !!!?? how posh are you :D :D :D
The large more powerful unit has been here for around 9 years and cost about £900 installed, we use it as a heat pump in the winter, will pump out 3.5 KW of heat for 1KW of energy cost, and as a heat source you don't need to run it for long, we had fitted a smaller unit 3 years ago for the bedroom,cost about £600 installed

Both are great for the odd few weeks of extreme heat we get each year
 

Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
The large more powerful unit has been here for around 9 years and cost about £900 installed, we use it as a heat pump in the winter, will pump out 3.5 KW of heat for 1KW of energy cost, and as a heat source you don't need to run it for long, we had fitted a smaller unit 3 years ago for the bedroom,cost about £600 installed

Both are great for the odd few weeks of extreme heat we get each year
Makes sense I suppose, and as global warming continues the more you will use it each year....
 
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