Agree with the new houses comment. Used to live in this 50 year old Queenslander surrounded by trees and amazing cross breeze. Turn on a few portable fans and you were good to go.
Now living in a 2 year old off the plan ex-display home where a) they didn't even put ceiling fans in (WTF - it's FNQ) but have aircon in all the rooms and b) is ridiculously stuffy and hot.
I'd much rather open all the windows and turn the fans on (and so would my bank balance after the electricity bill) then put air con on but looks like I'm going to have no choice. Stupid new houses.
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27-11-2012 09:50 #51-
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27-11-2012 10:06 #52
It seems to be a debate about the necessity of air con now... and I can tell you, if you expect me to do anything other than lay on the couch sweating and calling for death, then I need air-con. Houses these days are not build to provide natural insulation or cooling as they once were... so it's silly to suggest that 50 years ago nobody had air con and people did just fine. They also had houses that accommodated the weather a lot better.
Anyway, while it's an absolute necessity for me personally, I understand a landlord doesn't really care about that and is free to simply not provide it to me.
OP - my mother didn't have air-con in her house to begin with. She spoke the REA and was given permission to remove a window and place the air-con in there (it's one of those box ones). She paid for this. When she moves, she will be paying for the window glass to be replaced, and taking the air con unit with her.
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27-11-2012 11:46 #55
In an ideal world we'd all own our own houses which would be efficient in every way.
In the REAL world though, many people just take what they can get.
27-11-2012 13:13 #56
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27-11-2012 13:23 #58Senior Member
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I would hazard a guess that most do in fact have air conditioning in their own home. We were without a shower for 3 weeks and I guarantee you they would have moved quicker if it was their house without a shower. Some are just pooheads.
OP if you are a good tenant the landlords would be silly to deny air co. If landlords say no to good tenants, good tenants move, then there's the possibility of ending up with bad ones who won't be so bothered by the lack of air co.
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27-11-2012 13:28 #59
Installing air conditioner in a rental property
Actually, air conditioning is refrigerated or evaporative. Evaporative is useless in humid climates because of the way it works.
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