Our home is lovely, but it is circa 1970.
Our outlook is lovely, but the garden faces due west. Sweltering.
Our house is spacious, but oh my goddess, it gets HOT in the summer months.
We live in the foothills of Adelaide in sunny South Australia. Stretches of two week dry heat spells of over 40'c are not uncommon over the summer.
I dread it, to be honest, as it makes life really, ermmmm, well, hard? Hot, sticky, lethargic and tiring?
Who wants to try and sleep in sticky heat? Ick? (We do have some old pedestal fans, but really, they are rubbish.)
We have lived here in this house for nearly four years. Without air conditioning.
All the bedrooms, and the retreat where I have my computer and exercise gear - they are all sweat boxes in summer.
So I am madly doing our tax returns this week so that I can see a glimmer of cash, to maybe look at getting air-con installed - at least in the bedrooms?
So imagine surprise when I was approached by Panasonic to do a post on air conditioning. Coincidence or what?!
I am a woman on a mission now, to get me some air con in time for the summer!
I need, basically what Panasonic is offering in their air con units -
- Economical but quick cooling. I don't want to have the things running all the time costing me a fortune. But I do want it to be economically cool when I want it! (Apparently the Panasonic models have an "Eco Patrol Sensor" that senses when people come into a room and the cooling gets cooler!) How cool is that?!
- Slimline design so that the air con unit is not the ugly thing looming over the whole room
- Air purifying. We all suffer with hay fever in the summer. But an air purifier has got to be a good thing to clear the pollens.....and this function is built into the Panasonic air con unit - result!
Panasonic are offering the most brilliant giveaway - the chance to win a Panasonic air conditioner &installation. All you need to do to be in with the chance to win this brilliant prize is tell me, by commenting below:
What is the most bizarre thing you have done to keep cool?!
I cannot wait to read what you come up with!
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