I was walking around in 44"C in the shade in Cordoba last week.
It was 57"C in the sun just inland from the east Andalucian coast.
No air-con in the villa but the car was a wonderful place to be during
No. Wonder what plants they are then, and where I can get some as
yesterday in the shade the therms were at 37.4 c?...
Now I suppose that this air is a bit less than the 40 stuff in the room
with the aircon off so its all relative, eh?..
Tried spraying the roof with a hose this afternoon.
Not sure if it cooled the loft down much but it didn't half generate some
Very pretty, too as the water trickled down over the tiles and into the
guttering (although most seemed to steam off).
I suspect a lot of water would be required to cool effectively.
I would think that you need to start the water flowing *before* the
tiles start heating up (i.e. don't let them get hot in the first place).
Once they are hot and have transferred the heat to the loft it'll take a
mighty lot of water to cool the loft down again.
For domestic buildings no, save that the core regulation L1
requires you take adequate steps to ensure the conservation of
fuel and power, and an ambitious BCO might argue that this rules
out a/c if there are suitable alternatives (e.g. blinds etc).
If you go in Home Depot in the USA you'll find an aisle of home
a.c units of different types ready for your trolley (sorry,
cart!). If we ever reach this stage I suspect that it will undo
much of the work done on increasing boiler efficiencies - and you
only have to look at the growth of a/c in cars to see that this
is very possible.
Tony Bryer SDA UK 'Software to build on' http://www.sda.co.uk
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