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  Reply # 1211176 9-Jan-2015 14:40
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scuwp: Anyone tried ceiling fans..was thinking of installing them in the bedrooms.  They seem fairly cheap, and they are quiet, not like the portable fans.  Seems simple enough to install as well, with a sparky doing the final connections.    


Ceiling fans are more designed to circulate air around the room, rather then cooling by blowing air across a surface. Dyson fans are good if you want a quiet fan for cooling, as they are very quiet on the lower settings, and also remote controlled.

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  Reply # 1211185 9-Jan-2015 14:53
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reven: i got fed up with the hot nights, so this was my solition

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got it installed yesterday, love it :)


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scuwp: Anyone tried ceiling fans..was thinking of installing them in the bedrooms.    


We have one in the bedroom... Wouldn't live without it. It's like a gentle breeze.

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  Reply # 1211197 9-Jan-2015 15:16
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michaelmurfy: I normally go to bed at around 1am when it is cooler in summers - in the meantime a fan blows on my partners side of the bed because, females.


We have the opposite arrangement. I sleep on the side near the window because my wife can't stand having a breeze, and I can't stand not having one. Because, females.




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  Reply # 1211291 9-Jan-2015 17:35
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Works for me too!. And the more you have the quicker you fall to sleep!

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  Reply # 1211292 9-Jan-2015 17:39
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wasabi2k: have a baby on 3-4 hour sleep schedule.

Works a treat - you are always tired so no prob falling asleep.

Possibly expensive long term and not really a "right now" solution.


Works for me too. If one doesn't help, have another, and another...... or even just the art of making another does it.....



A cold shower until your body temperature drops down is good too. Plenty of sunshine in the morning (outdoor exercise) lets you soak up Vitamin D (which is really a hormone) this in turn gets your melatonin working at night so you sleep.




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  Reply # 1211537 10-Jan-2015 11:36
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Yeah aircon is worth it, even a cheapie will be good.

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  Reply # 1211546 10-Jan-2015 12:00
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Have a Warehouse $10 fan from a couple of years ago pushed on the highest setting all night long, pointed right at me.
If I get too cold, snuggle up in the duvet. It's so good and I don't know how I ever did without this in the past.




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  Reply # 1217721 19-Jan-2015 16:53
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How about an evaporative cooler? Not used one myself but seem like a good idea, although the moisture may be an issue for some.

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  Reply # 1217727 19-Jan-2015 17:05
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Evaporative coolers are pointless in humid heat. They work great in deserts like australia and the same chains that sell them there sell them here because NZ is part of aussie to them right?




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  Reply # 1217756 19-Jan-2015 17:48
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Hatch: How about an evaporative cooler? Not used one myself but seem like a good idea, although the moisture may be an issue for some.


I have one, you can have it. Seriously the wife want's it gone, as mentioned above they are a joke in humid conditions. 

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  Reply # 1217758 19-Jan-2015 17:52
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We got aircon in the lounge (heavenly on 18 degrees), in the bedroom there's a fan. I'd like to install ceiling fans one day.




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  Reply # 1217766 19-Jan-2015 18:16
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reven: i got fed up with the hot nights, so this was my solition

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Definitely! One for the living area, the other for the hallway near the bedrooms.

For the hard up, a stand-alone extraction fan in the bathroom on all night keeps the trapped heat out and draws some fresh air in under the doors.

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  Reply # 1217779 19-Jan-2015 18:23
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That's a pretty big outdoor unit, bet it works well.

I use an air conditioner as well. Doors and windows open until 9pm, then close 'em up and turn on the air con until we go to bed. It's not so hot down here, plus the sleeping area of our house is away from where the sun sets. My kitchen gets up to 35 degrees regularly, sometimes 40.




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reven: i got fed up with the hot nights, so this was my solition

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Hi reven

I'm looking at getting something like this installed, did you get it to work with Openhab? I see there is a Daikin Binding for Openhab.

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  Reply # 1299518 6-May-2015 22:23
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We have heat pumps all over the house - 4 of them - and one in our bedroom was a must. All summer long it runs around 12 hours a night: bliss.

As a bonus in winter, if you have an ensuite and do not want to open windows because it is cold, or the RH is too high to dry effectively, leaving the a/c on for a few hours when everyone is done with showers etc gets rid of all the condensation...!





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