Higher humidity next to water.I am being naive, why does being by water make a difference
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).How is that possible ?
During Dubai's summer the humidity is everywhere seriously high, not just next to water. When going on leave, keep the AC on at 25 or 26c to ensure it stays dry inside. Keep the bathroom and kitchen fan's off during leave; all they do is sucking in air with high humidity.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.
When I had a water leak, the bill went through the roof (12,000 Dhs in 1 month. They said it was impossible that there was an error and they could find no evidence of any leak. Then the front garden caved in and flooded the street. Never did get a refund).So are these bills just average usage and not actual readings ?
The cost of sorting out a mold issue and replacing destroyed goods would be higher than leaving the A/C on. Our last DEWA bill was around 40 DHS higher.Thanks all for your help. My apartment is chiller free, but phoned up DEWA and they told me that my electricity bill will go up if i leave the a/c on.........?