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Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

Old Mar 7th 2009, 9:21 am
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Just curious. Seems popular to do that here. If not, why not? If so, why?
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Old Mar 7th 2009, 9:58 am
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

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Just curious. Seems popular to do that here. If not, why not? If so, why?
of bloody course not, we have it on at night when we're asleep but why leave it on through the day? we're both at work.
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

Saving energy is a good reason to leave off when not required.

Ours has been off since about October and just now beginning to use at night.

Our flat seems well insulated so not needed for a large part of the year!
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

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Just curious. Seems popular to do that here. If not, why not? If so, why?
What a stupid question. First of all, it costs a small fortune. Secondly, its not good for the environment and thirdly, it leads to colds and sore throats. Why on earth would an intelligewnt person even consider leaving the a/c running all the time. Ours hasn't been switched on at all this year. Probably will start in 2-3 weeks time when it starts getting warm at night.
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

I know the reasons why you shouldn't. I just want to know why so many people in the UAE leave their air conditioning running all day every day. It's just one of the many stupid things that stupid people here do and I am trying to understand the reasoning behind it.
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

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I know the reasons why you shouldn't. I just want to know why so many people in the UAE leave their air conditioning running all day every day. It's just one of the many stupid things that stupid people here do and I am trying to understand the reasoning behind it.
I suppose those who get their DEWA paid may well do. We have it on in the bedrooms all the time but never in the living room. Flat is pretty shaded.
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

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Just curious. Seems popular to do that here. If not, why not? If so, why?
Yes, we do. It's such an effort to remember to turn it off and on again. Set it for around 48 degrees and wear a cardi if you feel chilly.

We also let the taps run day and night because that way you know you have no nasty dead water in the pipes.

Oh, and don't ever turn the oven off cause nasty creepy crawlies might get in and spoil the food.

I also leave the car running day and night with the airco on so it's nice and cool when you get in. Besides, it's sooo embarrassing when you forget you have already started the engine and try to start it again. Best just to leave it running.

I've also heard that starting the car burns more fuel than leaving it running so I'm also helping the environment.

Ain't that nice of me!
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

I work from my apartment, so I always leave the air con running on the 24th July...when it is very hot (40+ degrees) outside.
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I work from my apartment, so I always leave the air con running on the 24th July...when it is very hot (40+ degrees) outside.
Yeah, I've always found the 24th to be significantly hotter than the 23rd or 25th. Wonder why that is????
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Ours is on a lot, because in JBR the windows don't open and the a/c is the only ventilation we get
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I have been using the sevices of 2 eunuchs to ventilate me with big feathers...
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

Originally Posted by AnotherWorld View Post
I know the reasons why you shouldn't. I just want to know why so many people in the UAE leave their air conditioning running all day every day. It's just one of the many stupid things that stupid people here do and I am trying to understand the reasoning behind it.
I'm raised in UAE, to me if I'm in a room with out air circulation I feel claustrophobic. Thus my A/C is 24/7 on but at room temp as its central A/C.
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Default Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

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Ours is on a lot, because in JBR the windows don't open and the a/c is the only ventilation we get
Balcony door??

Mine's all paid for but generally no....much prefer to leave the balcony door open to get some air flowing through. Air conditioned air is a bit weird.
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Smile Re: Do you leave your air con running 24/7?

Maybe somefolk don't like walking into their house and it being hot? I often start the car before I get in to let the climate control make it habitable, remote starter is a must for any car IMO . Mind you I have a kettle that keeps water hot, a breadmaker that works at the push of a button and a hoover that runs itself around while I'm at work .

Think of all the way technology will improve your life in the future, people are always amazed at robots that can walk and run but I think thats silly. Why would you care? Show me a device that will make my life better and easier, I'll get my wallet.

Now if only there where a machine that could make dinner just as I like it...
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Balcony door??
Doesn't really help in the bedroom. Damn annoying!
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