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Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:35 am
I have lived in climates above 40 c and below -40 c, for years. not too interested in spending much time living at either extreme anymore. Pretty happy with my southern chile average temps of around 10 to 20 Celsius.
Although does make me inclined to go shopping for a property a bit futher south in the patagonia for the long-term, in the event these heat spikes become more common someday.
probably just the crazy amount of tourist around frutillar is more motivating to find a summer escape further south than the temp.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing....was wondering how much further south I would have to go before the pendulum switched and I was dealing with year around below zero lol. I thought maybe Puerto Montt/Varas which is quite a bit further south than where I am in Araucania, but it sounds like it is still got the business end of the heat wave as much as we did. Much further south and other amenities begin to drop off the map of decadence. ; )
Ive been running this portable AC unit I got for the last 3 days nonstop. It has been a real lifesaver...worth every peso I paid for it. Something crazy...first 2 days the thing was pouring out water. I kid your not...it was producing 10-20 liters of water a day! We could hardly keep the drain pain from overflowing. Then by the third day it has hardly produced any water. We weren't even using the dehumidifier setting, just the ac setting. Apparently we had a ton of water in the air and now the unit has removed all this water from the air. It is soooo much more bearable in the house.
I am still just in awe that so much water was in the air, it almost seems impossible.
Fortunately the heat wave is over and it is returning to normal now. Yes living between 10-20C was something I took for granted. Now I am going to look into a serious five figure BTU split/wall mount ducted system and get it installed in the house. Then I can just use the 9K BTU portable one I have for my office when the need arises. Not sure how long the portable will last running at the 24/7 duty cycle though lol : )