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Old 7th October 2019, 06:18 PM
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The poster seemed to have an Arabic name, so I thought she was from an Arabic country. If you have ever lived in such a country, you would know that the body and blood sets its 'normal' for that range. When it felt like spring during the winters in Oman, MANY Omanis wore winter coats. So yes, being concerned about heat or cold when you are not used to that is a reality that has to be dealt with.

Not everyone can afford to move around a country during different season to test the weather.
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Sorry you T**T but II used to work for PDO------- and last month spent a week looking at beaches with a friend ( reason withheld) along 120km silver coast (nothing to do with fishing) 4 days cost 40E in hotels (for 2 peeps) 7E a day car hire. My god-daughter is named Layla and you know nothing about Arabic countries so FRO.

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when asking for help its never really a great idea to be rude to people, it generally reflects on the level of help that person gets
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Where/how do I find out about insulation ratings?
Doesn't matter to the OP, but others might find this useful.

You won't find it searching for 'insulation rating'. Instead, search Declaração do Certificado Energético (Declaration of energy certificate.)

Explanation from a site with the (translated) subtitle 'Consumer Defense'.
https://www.deco.proteste.pt/dinheir...r-quanto-custa

Chrome browser translates.

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Sorry you T**T but II used to work for PDO------- and last month spent a week looking at beaches with a friend ( reason withheld) along 120km silver coast (nothing to do with fishing) 4 days cost 40E in hotels (for 2 peeps) 7E a day car hire. My god-daughter is named Layla and you know nothing about Arabic countries so FRO.
I lived in the Middle East for 15 years. So you are wrong to say I know nothing about it.

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I spent many years in the HVAC business. A heat pump is basically a reversible air conditioner. An air source heat pump typically has a coefficient of performance ( COP )of around 2 to 2.5, which means that for every kiloWatt you pump into it, it gives you 2 to 2.5 kiloWatts worth of heat. A straight electric heater has a COP of 1. Expressed another way, if it costs you 100 euro per month to heat your residence with an electric heater, with a heat pump it might cost you 50 euro, or possibly even a bit less. The great thing about heat pumps is that they wring humidity out of the air, which is a real plus in Portugal. Normal electric heaters don't do that. Many places in Portugal have those ductless heat pumps that sort of look like big Tootsie Rolls high up on a wall. They are good for up to around 1,000 sq ft of floor area, less of your don't have an open floor plan. Given the high cost of electricity in Portugal, I personally would be loathe to have a place without a heat pump, because I will be damned to move 10,000 miles to anywhere in Portugal just to be uncomfortable and/or unhealthy. My 2 cents; your mileage may vary.

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