6 Jan 2008
Ok Ok, I'll insulate the A/C ducting :-) I
admit I was tempted not to, but I've had a couple of emails urging
me to do so. I doubt we'll ever use the thing, but you never know
and it does make sense to do it right.
After what seems like ages of wet and cool weather
we have 30°C and 94% humidity today, and while that's a little
tedious when engaged in manual labour, normally I find those levels
quite comfortable. We've lived in temps up to 42° in the previous
motorhome and didn't find it to oppressive. We didn't use the A/C
then and were quite comfortable with a couple of fans.
The trouble with air conditioners is that, unless
you are plugged into the mains, or willing to run a generator, you
can't afford the power. As we free camp almost every day of the
year and run almost entirely on solar power the running of an A/C
is not really an option.
The only reason we have it at all is I think it's
possible that one day we may be working somewhere and have power
available. I this case I think it will be nice to have a cool home
to return to after a hot day.
Meanwhile, returning to the subject of insulation,
we've been doing the roof lately and have a stack of odd-shaped
off cuts left over. Chris notices that the rear wall/deck floor
needs to be insulated, and given that it will be covered by the
cladding it doesn't matter what it looks like. So she gets to work
using the off cuts.