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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:18pm
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Mcvmm21

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I am thinking of buying a 15 year old property without air con any thoughts please

Also if I was to get air con fitted in the 3 bed property how much woul I be expected to pay

TIA

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:34pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:34pm

Not really sure, but have seen locally starting price around 400 Euro = single hot and cold unit, installation included? Another point is the properties electric supply, is it powerful enough for maybe what you want re wattage/installation/wiring, so do your homework and hopefully others will put you/me right. Good luck and stay safe and healthy.

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:44pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:44pm

Peter3473 wrote on Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:34pm:

Not really sure, but have seen locally starting price around 400 Euro = single hot and cold unit, installation included? Another point is the properties electric supply, is it powerful enough for maybe what you want re wattage/installation/wiring, so do your homework and hopefully others will put...

... you/me right. Good luck and stay safe and healthy.

Thank you very much for your reply didn't think about the wattage and the electricity supply the property is in Laguna 2 so I don't if anyone on here would know about the properties in this area if suitable for air con as I am surprised it not fitted after 15 years 

Kelvin1960

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:00pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:00pm

Mcvmm21 wrote on Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:44pm:

Thank you very much for your reply didn't think about the wattage and the electricity supply the property is in Laguna 2 so I don't if anyone on here would know about the properties in this area if suitable for air con as I am surprised it not fitted after 15 years 

Few properties have <3.4kw potencia.

We have 3.4kw (although we plan to increase this). With 3.4kw we can run a pool pump (1.4kw), the usual appliances and 3 a/c units. Hot water/heating is gas. The hob is gas and the oven is electric.

But we have to be careful to pick and choose when we run things.

We can't use all 3 a/c units concurrently with anything else substantial running.

If you buy the modern inverter units, they have "soft start" technology, so they are less likely to pop the supply.

A single a/c will cost 450 Eu - 900 Eu depending on the brand/quality and ease of fitting.

Mcvmm21

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:26pm

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Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:26pm

Kelvin1960 wrote on Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:00pm:

Few properties have <3.4kw potencia.

We have 3.4kw (although we plan to increase this). With 3.4kw we can run a pool pump (1.4kw), the usual appliances and 3 a/c units. Hot water/heating is gas. The hob is gas and the oven is electric.

But we have to be careful to pick and choose when we run things.

We can't use all 3 a/c units concurrently with anything else substantial running.

If you buy the modern inverter units, they have "soft start" technology, so they are less likely to pop the supply.

A single a/c will cost 450 Eu - 900 Eu depending on the brand/quality and ease of fitting.

Thank you for your reply that is very helpful

dinnerout

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:37pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:37pm

Mcvmm21 wrote on Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:26pm:

Thank you for your reply that is very helpful

Sometimes owners won't go to the expense of fitting aircon if they just use the property for one or two holidays a year.

In the summer months I see some locals here with seats on the pavement waiting for cooler air because they can't afford aircon.

My advice would be to fit the best you can afford as it's a one time investment. 

Kind regards, Steve

TP20

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:10pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:10pm

Mcvmm21 wrote on Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:26pm:

Thank you for your reply that is very helpful

To check the wattage in the property look on a bill under datos del contrato about half way down for potencia contratada the numbers along side represent the wattage you have coming into the property ours is 5.75W we have a 2 bedroom apartment.

The downside is the higher the potencia contratada the higher your standing charge will be plus if you need to up the wattage you will need an electrician to confirm your system could take the extra wattage and of course there is a charge for that.

You tend to find Properties that have been used as holiday homes have a lower wattage as there will be less usage of the electrical items such as cookers, etc.

I agree with the comment about buying the best aircon you can afford, you wont regret it, and get them regularly serviced.

cp

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:36pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:36pm

We replaced the old air con units with new LG units when we purchased our property 2 years ago. We went for the best we could find. To be honest we rarely use air con in summer , preferring to use ceiling fans which we have had installed in each room.  But in winter the air con is an effective and economical source of heat.  

Mcvmm21

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:44pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:44pm

cp wrote on Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:36pm:

We replaced the old air con units with new LG units when we purchased our property 2 years ago. We went for the best we could find. To be honest we rarely use air con in summer , preferring to use ceiling fans which we have had installed in each room.  But in winter the air con is an effecti...

...ve and economical source of heat.  

Thank you for your reply that is really helpful 

Mcvmm21

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:46pm

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Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:46pm

TP20 wrote on Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:10pm:

To check the wattage in the property look on a bill under datos del contrato about half way down for potencia contratada the numbers along side represent the wattage you have coming into the property ours is 5.75W we have a 2 bedroom apartment.

The downside is the higher the potencia contratada the higher your standing charge will be plus if you need to up the wattage you will need an electrician to confirm your system could take the extra wattage and of course there is a charge for that....

...

You tend to find Properties that have been used as holiday homes have a lower wattage as there will be less usage of the electrical items such as cookers, etc.

I agree with the comment about buying the best aircon you can afford, you wont regret it, and get them regularly serviced.

Thank you for your reply that is really helpful

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