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    I went and got a fan for each room because fans work better than the central evaporative cooling system.

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    this thread has brought to mind my first experience with an evaporative cooler.. i didn't know the first thing about them. i filled the thing up with cold water, and popped a few ice cubes into it as well, -closed all the windows- and turned it on.. didn't take me long to realise what i had done wrong! lol.. had a much better time with a portable air con after that, but we were both so pleased to see the air con unit in this house when we were looking to buy.. it's a large one, and does the whole of our little house quite nicely on all but the most hot of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I went and got a fan for each room because fans work better than the central evaporative cooling system.
    Next to useless in the Tropics !!
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=577&dateline=12727082  14

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    Yeh thanks climate change.. Melbourne is now the tropics

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    I have to run 2 air conditioners, one split system for lounge and kitchen, and the other that fits into a window, or in our case, in the wall. Ours is a long house with a hallway up the middle. Couldnt do without either plus the ceiling fans, probably will have to rob a bank to pay next power bill, but ya gotta be comfy, especially at my age

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    Thanks all. Went and had a look at some this evening. From what I can figure, would work pretty well here, as it's not a humid heat. Even on the boxes of some were this website stating different states/areas of Oz where they work well, and where they don't, so that was helpful. Tassie was a 'works well' site.

    Besides the issues I've already stated in my OP about air conditioners - I'm also claustrophobic, so shutting all windows and doors kind of freaks me out a bit. From what I've read on the web and here the Ev. coolers need the windows to be open (as Hy stated) so that really appeals to me.

    I've also checked out their cost to run, and it is soooo much cheaper than running the air conditioner.

    I found one I liked which was a tower design, with remote control and several ice brick things you can put in it. Also like that it has a timer system so I could set it to switch off once I'm asleep.

    Thanks for all your input - it is appreciated.

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    Do you want the bad news about why it feels so hot where you are today?
    Latest Weather Observations Burnie

    Date/Time
    EDT Temp App
    Temp Dew
    Point Rel
    Hum Delta-T Wind Press
    QNH Press
    MSL Rain
    since 9 am
    Dir Speed Gust Speed Gust
    °C °C °C % °C km/h knots hPa hPa mm
    10/03:00pm 21.8 24.4 19.3 86 1.6 N 4 - 2 - - - 0.0
    10/09:00am 21.2 23.3 18.0 82 2.0 NE 4 - 2 - - - Trace

    The numbers in bold are the relative humidity. Evaporative coolers do not like 80% humidity. It will make it rain inside. (100% humidity). In fact where I live, 80% humidity is usually raining. Blame Cyclone Olga.

    But you'd be right - no cyclone, no humidity most of the time.

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    As someone who used to do airconditioning for a living i would say Tassie would be perfect for evaporative cooling. As others have stated once the humdity rises they are pretty useless. Once the temp goes past 40 they are pretty useless, neither of which should affect you in tassie.
    I actually have a large invertor split ( a 100 times quieter than any portable a/c) which i use on really hot days. i also have ducted evap cooling which i use on other not so extreme days.
    NEVER USE BOTH TOGETHER !!!!!!!!!
    they will defeat thier pruposes.

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    Thanks Hy and Peter.

    Well Hy, that would explain why son and I are covered in heat rash. Today is back to normal. It's overcast, cool, I'M IN HEAVEN!!! They do say it's supposed to rain, so I really hope they're right.

    Hmmm, not totally certain about the evaporative cooler, then. problem is, I will only need it turned on when we have a heat wave like we have had the past week, and I've only recalled it once before. So maybe it's the humidity ratio that did it for me, therefore EC may be of no use?

    I did see some really cool looking retro stainless steel fans, with remote control and timers on them. That might be a better option.

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    I heard Evap coolers can cause Legionnaires' disease and Ross River fever???

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