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First use of aircon this year

Postby Malc » Wed May 05, 2010 9:55 pm

I gave up today and turned on the aircon for the first time in 2010. It is hot though isn't it? Ok I was cooking a spicy curry, but when I couldn't see through my glasses for the sweat I relented and turned on big Bertha.

It's much earlier than last year though it seems, or is it just me?
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby dogface » Wed May 05, 2010 10:10 pm

Not you. We had it on last night and tonight. Muggy and totally avoidable.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby Malc » Wed May 05, 2010 11:11 pm

Is it a good idea to get the aircon units serviced? Ours are only a couple of years old, but I have read that you should get them checked out and have the fluid replaced.

Anyone else done this?
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby Dr. McCoy » Wed May 05, 2010 11:29 pm

We just clean the filters and cross our fingers.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby Dragonbones » Thu May 06, 2010 2:20 pm

It's waaaaaaay too early to be turning on air con. Even fans are still optional at this point. I guess it's the Mexican in me.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby merge » Fri May 07, 2010 8:24 am

The best thing about living out here in the sticks - don't need aircon.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby jake » Fri May 07, 2010 8:59 am

I don't think you were too early this year, dude. It's usually around 4/27-4/28 that the air con first gets turned on...
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby Dragonbones » Fri May 07, 2010 2:14 pm

Well, it definitely depends on your accomodations and location. Rooftops in the city center are gonna get hot earlier. We're a little cooler where we are, and those in the hills even more so.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby Malc » Thu May 13, 2010 9:56 pm

jake wrote:I don't think you were too early this year, dude. It's usually around 4/27-4/28 that the air con first gets turned on...


I'm sure we lasted till June last year. Sometimes I do yearn for the rooftop of Hsintien... Then again the humidity in the mountains was a killer.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby Dr. McCoy » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:28 am

I turned mine on this morning. It's nice.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby dogface » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:21 pm

Ours is ON.
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Re: First use of aircon this year

Postby Malc » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:53 pm

In the end I did get the guys out to look at our main unit as it was clearly not working right, and despite their protestations that we weren't using the remote right they came. It had been just under 5 years since we bought it, and a quick refresh of the mysterious fluid made everything right. They also told us that the standard guarantee is 5 years so we got the money back.

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