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HEAT IN POLAND (with no air-condition)


JoAnn  
26 Jul 2006 /  #1
OK - most poeple here should know there is HOOOOT in Poland right now (and has been for the last couple of weeks). More than 100 degrees a day. How do Poles deal with the heat? I've heard there are few private homes that even have air conditioning facilities. Must be terrible.
bolo 2 | 304  
26 Jul 2006 /  #2
We just open the windows are all set.. :).
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
26 Jul 2006 /  #3
It`s the worst heatwave since 227 years - but It`s not so terrible.

As said, you just have to open the window..
OP JoAnn  
26 Jul 2006 /  #4
So why aren't air-conditioners in Poland? It's not that expensive I think..
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
26 Jul 2006 /  #5
Why should someone an airconditioning if you can just open the window or/and use a fan on days like these ?

Beside there are regulations that are forbiding change/degrade the elevation of appartment flats, which would be nesesary to install airconditioning in a flat. And when it comes to individual houses, as said before - I see no point in installing airconditioning if I can open a window.
OP JoAnn  
26 Jul 2006 /  #6
Why should someone an airconditioning if you can just open the window or/and use a fan on days like these ?

In the US when there's heat and you open the window it doesn't help at all because of the high humidity...
Paull  
26 Jul 2006 /  #7
A few days ago I shipped a "portable" air conditioner to my family in Poland; it can be used both as a cooler and a heater. That should help go thru these weather anomalies.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
26 Jul 2006 /  #8
In the US when there's heat and you open the window it doesn't help at all because of the high humidity...

Here when it`s hot it`s also very dry - which is also important if you travel outside town to take some mineral water with you if you go out of town.
Guest  
26 Jul 2006 /  #9
In the US when there's heat and you open the window it doesn't help at all because of the high humidity...

That is true here in the U.S it has been over 100 degrees also and so humid, even in California where I live and we are not used to it, This humid hot weather reminds me when I lived in Louisiana, now thats HOT!
Tlum  
26 Jul 2006 /  #10
ON the long run having air-conditioners even in Poland will be a way to go..
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
6 Aug 2008 /  #11
After a very cold and snowy winter, we have a somewhat cool and rainy summer in Chicago.
The A/C is pretty much resting in this household, with an exception of a few days.
cjj - | 281  
6 Aug 2008 /  #12
Stop building houses out of wood and much of the problem goes away ...
Buildings here are constructed from bricks / concrete blocks etc. Plus, most of the newer ones have a 2 or 3 inch layer of dense styrofoam on the outside.

If you're insulated to keep the cold out in the wintertime, summer is just a variation on a theme ...
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
7 Aug 2008 /  #13
Why do you ship an A/C unit to Poland ??? Walk in the first MediaMarkt or Saturn branch (Or Tesco for that matter) and have them buy it locally :)

We do not have an A/C in our flat here in Warsaw anyhow. Our flat is sheltered by trees on the "sunny" side and with the sunblinds combined I guess it is not so bad.

And besides, Ok a few days we sleep a bit more difficult because it is too hot but so what ?
Lukasz K - | 103  
7 Aug 2008 /  #14
I agree with Wujek_Dobra_Rada. Heat in Poland is not the heat in the US.
It is mostly dry, and there is musch greater difference between day and night, so when you have even 30-32 C during the day dry air cools down much faster and at night it is 15-18 C so just OK to sleep.

Lukasz
dnz 17 | 710  
7 Aug 2008 /  #15
Its really hot compared to the uk climate, Sleeping is nearly impossible will invest in a decent a/c system when I move. To make matters worse I spend most of the day in the car and the A/C compressor packed up the other week, A/c FTW
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
7 Aug 2008 /  #16
Sleeping is nearly impossible

Open a damn window...
Switezianka - | 463  
7 Aug 2008 /  #17
Why would opening windows help when the temperature outside is 30 C? By letting the hot air in?

I have windows directed at the West, so the sun shines to my windows directly all afternoon and in summer it's a nightmare (and I've got a kind of photofobia to make matters worse).

I have thick, heavy curtains covering all the surface the windows, space blankets \ sewed up to them and I use an electric fan. At night I open all windows wide because the temperature is acceptable.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
8 Aug 2008 /  #18
Air conditioning just spreads all those nasty germs around, fresh air is much better
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
8 Aug 2008 /  #19
There's a lovely breeze here today...hmmmmm, so nice...
Guest  
11 Aug 2008 /  #20
the houses in Poland are built/made differently than in the US. When I visited Poland, it was never humid. I would go running an not even break a sweat. The air is different in Poland, the homes are made differently, so... no need for AC
scottie1113 7 | 898  
13 Aug 2008 /  #21
What heat? I don't think we've had more than a couple of days above 25C this summer in Gdansk. My Polish friends tell me it's hot and I laugh. In California 40C was common. But I'm enjoying the summer here.
jkn005 1 | 127  
15 Aug 2008 /  #22
Haha I have the same laugh myself. Coming from Miami, summer is like winter back home.
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Aug 2008 /  #23
Coming from Miami, summer is like winter back home.

Yanks living in hot areas with the AC on 24/7, another reason why America contributes 25% of the Worlds co2 emmissions.

There not gonna stop so were all going to get even hotter.
jkn005 1 | 127  
15 Aug 2008 /  #24
I agree. When I lived there our power bill was ridiculous because of the AC. Living in Poland it really shows how wasteful we are in the States.
ukpolska  
15 Aug 2008 /  #25
What heat? I don't think we've had more than a couple of days above 25C this summer in Gdansk.

Down here in Puławy, it is hard to think of a couple of days where it has been under 25C for the last couple of months, as today it is 34C.

But looking at the forecast it looks as if there maybe a break next week with lower temperatures.

My wife works for a scientific institute developing agricultural drought maps for Poland, and this year has been especially bad for crops, which in turn could see a rise in prices for products, due to low productivity.

This map below shows the drought for this summer.



scottie1113 7 | 898  
15 Aug 2008 /  #26
Hmmm. At 21.30 it's 14 in Gdansk, rainy and windy and it's been like that all day.

[quote=Wroclaw Boy]
Yanks living in hot areas with the AC on 24/7, another reason why America contributes 25% of the Worlds co2 emmissions.

Maybe, but I never used the AC, either at home or in my car. I've lived in Virginia and coastal North Carolina without AC. It's not a big thing for me.

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