Vlog 2: It’s hot! 

Summer’s here and the temperature is frequently topping 40°C.

I usually go around the outside of the house and compare temperatures in full sun and in shade. This year I’ve made a video of most of my findings. Some might surprise you – they always do me!

The take home lesson from all this is that shade is good, full sun is bad. It’s that easy!

The inside of the house averages 24°C throughout the Summer with minimal input from our evaporative air conditioning. We do have a reverse cycle aircon that came with the house. That gets used for an hour or so here and there when Jelina gets home late from Uni on stinking hot days. She deserves a little coolness at the end of the train trip home. 

Apart from that, it’s ceiling fans and judicious cooling of the house at night time by venting in the cooler air through the evaporative system on the vent setting and opening windows to let the air blow through. 

Enjoy the video… One of these days I’ll learn where to look on the phone camera. 

A family with a garden near Gawler where we experiment with sustainability.

2 thoughts on “Vlog 2: It’s hot! 

  1. WOW !!! Big difference in sunny and shady areas. Thank you for that, Malcolm. I hope you and your family have a happy, shady Christmas day today. We’re in for a few more very hot days so your video is very timely. Catch up next year.

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