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An interesting start to the week as first the oven stops working and needs replacing and then…the air conditioner is now not working! :( The unit is blowing out air; unfortunately it is not cold! Time to dig out the fans and other cooling devices. I hope the problem can be easily fixed. However, the unit has already received a few little ‘fixes’ and this seems unlikely. :( Do Mom’s have any suggestions for good cooling systems/air conditioners? There is still plenty of sticky and hot summer weather to get through. They say things come in three? :( I have everything crossed and hope that everything else in the house makes it through the week! ;)


Posted anonymously, 13th January 2015


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  • Oh no !! You sound exactly like me. I cant live without my air-con !!

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  • Fingers crossed you didn’t have a third catastrophe. On a lighter note, move to Tassie, we don’t need air conditioners to keep cool here

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  • I hope nothing else has broken down on you since writing this, and that your air con is now back up and running

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  • That is not a good position to be in right after Xmas/New Years! Hope you have everything sorted by now!

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  • Arghh how frustrating! I live in Tassie and we can get really hot days but only a couple of warm/hot so far this year so no aircon needed (don’t have it other than a portable unit in my sons room upstairs) I hope the rest of your appliances have stayed working!

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  • So often everything gives up at once… Sorry, I’ve only sympathy to offer, not advice.

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  • Oops! I blame the heat! I posted a reply in the wrong section for all Mom’s. It is immediately below this comment! Thanks again to all! x :)


    • Oops! again! a couple of comment down! ;)

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  • We have a Daikin split unit in the living / family / kitchen area of our house & it works a treat during the summer months & we still can feel the benefits of it down in the other end of our home.

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  • It really depends if it’s your home or if you rent? If you rent then I’d be onto the agent asap and they will get it sorted for you. If not then of course fans etc are the best interim. I hope you get the a/c and oven sorted soon as they can be necessities depending on where you live.


    • Thanks for all of the great answers; as always; helpful Moms! :) We are making do with fans for now as the unit will need replacing. We are also making do with an old camp oven until we can afford a new oven. It has been a wonderful and creative challenge cooking with this little old oven. Everything is made in small batches and takes longer to cook; but it is teaching me patience! :)

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  • Sounds like you are doing it tough right now. If your finances allow you to buy a portable air con then it might work, or a long trip to the nearest shopping centre is also a good idea


    • Thank you! We received some movie vouchers for Christmas and sort refuge at the movies on a terribly hot day!

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  • I’ve only ever bought an air conditioner when we lived in the tropics. It was just for the bedroom so was just a small unit. Think June11 has given a pretty good answer.

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  • Don’t have much advise for you other than to say hope that is the end of things not working for you

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  • What type of air conditioner do you currently have? Do you own the home or is it a rental?
    If you own the home I would suggest ducted recycle (if you get cold weather) split system.
    That way if you have rooms you aren’t using you can switch it to just the rooms you wish to cool/heat? I can buy other types of ordinary ducted airconditioners. I don’t know if you can still buy ones that fit into a window. I am very doubtful it will do your whole house/unit. I personally do NOT recommend evaporative. I don’t think they are recycle. Servicemen have to climb up on your roof and if they don’t know to walk on them properly they can damage them. That includes a tiled roof. That happened to a neighbour of mine where I used to live.
    With Evaporative Systems you are supposed to have air flow through from outside (e.g. door, window) which means you are letting heat in. Also when it is humid evaporative are not efficient. You need them serviced because of water in system at least once every Summer. Some people have them done at the beginning of Summer before they start using them. Contaminated system can cause very serious diseases, especially those used on complexes -sometimes it can be fatal. Also as far as I know the unit sits on your house roof and the drain hose releases the water down into your gutter unless you are able to extend it to run down into your yar just over the edge of your gutter. If you have rainwater tanks at all you may not be able to use the water from it/them inside, certainly not to drink.(Neighbours have one and they can’t drink the water, not even boiled) It depends on which way your gutters slope. I know quite a lot of people who have had these types of airconditioners including my parents, I have ducted split system, and a relative who built a house about 1 1/2 years ago put in an evaporative ducted one and never thought to ask about heating. They had the option of 2 different types. The house they had previously rented had split system but it was a wall unit not ducted so they chose evaporative one. They are regretting it now. They didn’t know that they could have split system ducted. With ducted split system the motor is outside on the ground, not on your roof. If/when it needs servicing they shouldn’t need to go on the roof at all, only maybe in the ceiling space the same as the other ducted systems. Regardless of what brand or system you choose the filters will have to be removed and cleaned. The ducted ones filter is on your ceiling. You can get them down by climbing up on a ladder to your ceiling if you are tall enough and safe to do so. You don’t need to go in the space above the ceiling (at the man hole).

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