Retron
Sunday, July 17, 2022 5:04:31 AM

That patio fan is really doing wonders. Almost cold enough for the heating to kick in!

(And of course once the sun starts shining in it'll rocket up. But for now... most pleasant. I'm making the most of the cool air!)

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Gusty
Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:04:35 AM

22.3c this morning in the hallway. A little warmer upstairs.

Doors and windows are wide open at the moment. 17.2c outside.


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Jerry P
Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:34:47 AM
I live in a house constructed to cope with high temperatures and it’s five hundred years old.... 18 inch thick cob walls, small windows and a thatched roof (upstairs stays cool). It’s set into the ground a bit and downstairs stays around 20C in this weather - we open the windows to warm it up. Of course it’s a different matter in the winter but we only heat it to 19C - perfectly good enough.
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Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:56:15 AM

Originally Posted by: Jerry P 

I live in a house constructed to cope with high temperatures and it’s five hundred years old.... 18 inch thick cob walls, small windows and a thatched roof (upstairs stays cool). It’s set into the ground a bit and downstairs stays around 20C in this weather - we open the windows to warm it up. Of course it’s a different matter in the winter but we only heat it to 19C - perfectly good enough.

I used to live in a cob house and it was always cool in summer and didn't take much to warm it in winter.

I now live in a modern thatched property and the thatch is the thing that keeps out the heat. Not cob walls of course, very few cob houses built nowadays. But it's still much much cooler inside than the nearby tiled/slated properties in a hot spell like now. I'll see what happens in the next day or two and I'm ready to sleep in the garden if it becomes too warm overnight to sleep indoors.

The office at the bottom of the garden is another matter. Brick walls that absorb the heat, make the place an oven in the afternoons. I need to fan in the cool air in the mornings to rid the inside of the overnight stored heat. I've lost the battle for today though.

l1sav
Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:59:00 AM
I live in a converted stable block that's about 200yrs old with really thick stone walls. The building itself is floor level only and quite long and I have windows only to one side and also has a built awning over 2/3rds of window side which helps with the sun. I face west as well so don't get much sun till the afternoon.

So summers it tends to stay cool but Im always whinging I'm cold In the winter...but I choose not to ramp the heating up!

I open windows early and late to get some air in then shut them as soon as the temp starts to rise outside.

Currently 21.2c inside and temp rising outside at 22.4c. I've only lived here since early 2020 so will see how it fares with these high temps soon to be here.


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ARTzeman
Sunday, July 17, 2022 9:51:31 AM

Sheltered housing, bungalow 24.5c. The back door is open along with the small windows.




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xioni2
Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:55:31 AM

A lovely 22C, which is the coolest it has been all week.

 


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Retron
Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:59:07 AM

So, with the windows firmly shut downstairs (with curtains drawn) and the windows upstairs all open, we have:

Outside: 27.3

Upstairs: 28.3

Downstairs: 20.5

That patio fan trick has really paid dividends so far.

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Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:34:06 AM
21C lower ground, 24C upper ground, 24.5C first floor. Acceptable at the moment.
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westv
Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:34:11 AM
Currently 23c ground floor.
At least it will be mild!
Gusty
Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:38:34 AM

4 hours in we have

24.7c outside

23.4c downstairs

23.8c upstairs


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Jason H
Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:44:07 AM

24.7° Downstairs at 12:40pm. The outside temperature, 28.4°.


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Retron
Sunday, July 17, 2022 4:49:14 PM

The first evening of the heatwave:

Outside: 25.7C (down from 28C earlier)

Upstairs: 27.0C (window open, breeze coming in)

     (Bedroom: 24.7, the a/c is on)

Downstairs: 22.5C (windows closed, curtains drawn, as they have been for most of the day).

I think the pre-conditioning was a big success today! I'd expect the downstairs temperature to rise overnight as the bricks release their heat, but it at least gives me a fighting chance to keep things habitable tomorrow.

It's a battle I won't win on Tuesday, as I'll be at work - I do, however, have a booking at the hotel just down the road from work for Tuesday evening (meaning I won't actually earn much that day. Worth it, though, to be able to sleep.)

John p
Sunday, July 17, 2022 5:02:36 PM

Originally Posted by: Retron 

The first evening of the heatwave:

Outside: 25.7C (down from 28C earlier)

Upstairs: 27.0C (window open, breeze coming in)

     (Bedroom: 24.7, the a/c is on)

Downstairs: 22.5C (windows closed, curtains drawn, as they have been for most of the day).

I think the pre-conditioning was a big success today! I'd expect the downstairs temperature to rise overnight as the bricks release their heat, but it at least gives me a fighting chance to keep things habitable tomorrow.

It's a battle I won't win on Tuesday, as I'll be at work - I do, however, have a booking at the hotel just down the road from work for Tuesday evening (meaning I won't actually earn much that day. Worth it, though, to be able to sleep.)

Good thinking a/c will be heavenly 

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Sunday, July 17, 2022 6:23:06 PM

Been out all day which has helped the inside , 23c downstairs feels like stepping into air conditioning since it is 28.5c outside .


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