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Old 27th June 2015, 05:55 AM
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Should I leave my a/c on when I'm away on holiday ? Confused !!

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Old 27th June 2015, 06:09 AM
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Depends upon where you live - we overlook water so it'll be left on while we are based upon experience.

Last place didnt overlook water so could be left off.

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Old 27th June 2015, 06:16 AM
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Hi Should I leave my a/c on when I'm away on holiday ? Confused !!
we turned ours off last summer when we went on holiday for three weeks, came back to mould spores everywhere. That was an apartment on the Marina.

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Old 27th June 2015, 06:18 AM
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I am being naive, why does being by water make a difference?

I am leaving one of my units on timer (so coming on 3 times a day for about 2 hours a time) just to take the edge off the villa, we have a 'bubble' in our tiles in one room which was caused by over heating last summer (we weren't living here then).

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Old 27th June 2015, 06:29 AM
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its like 50 AED, and it stops mould. Put in on 23/25 degrees

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Old 27th June 2015, 07:48 AM
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If we go away for a month and turn everything completely off, our DEWA bill is still the same, so we just leave the AC on as it doesn't seem to cost us anything.
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Old 27th June 2015, 08:09 AM
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If your building is "chiller free" meaning you don't pay separately for the AC, which is most apartments in Dubai, then leave it on. Keeps mould at bay.

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I am being naive, why does being by water make a difference
Higher humidity next to water.

With no outward pressure from the aircon system blowing cold air into the apartment, you have a cold building core where the corridor is, and a warm outside so the air moved in the opposite direction dragging the moist air slowly into the apartment.

If the apartment is empty it won;t make a lot of difference but soft furnishings like to absorb moisture and provide an ideal growth medium for the mould.

If your apartment is hermetically sealed then you'll be fine .....

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If we go away for a month and turn everything completely off, our DEWA bill is still the same, so we just leave the AC on as it doesn't seem to cost us anything.
How is that possible ?

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How is that possible ?
There must be a scientific formula to prove this because it's been the same for us. I tried it two years back to back when we left for a month in the summer. No one used water, no extra usage of electricity, air con on 26 (normally on 21 or even less).

Bill was exactly the same! Not even the same as winter months - same as summer months - aka, the highest I pay in a year. Now I leave the aircon on 22 when I leave and don't see a difference in the bill so .....

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