It has reached 43c the last two days. Thank god for this southerly change, which dropped the temperature 26 degrees over the last hour and half. It’s made the house comfortable again, and given me the energy back to be able to post again.
We went out to the display homes again today, in preparation for our internals/electricals appointment on Monday. We were there to look at the tiles, the lights, the cabinetry etc, but I couldn’t help but look at what sort of A/C has been installed in the display home. The A/C they had installed at the display home was a monster! It was taller than I.
The predicament I’ve got now is finding an A/C unit that will properly cool the house. We’ll have a bit of time to figure out, but I suppose it’s worth to start looking now…
But living at Stonecutters Ridge, out in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, we’re guaranteed to have many more days where the temperatures are searing outside and you do everything you can to stay cool. It’s on these days that air conditioning becomes your best friend.
We’ve taken the A/C unit out of contract to save money, but have left the air conditioning ducting in – that’s the hard part to put in after handover. A fellow Stonecutters homeowner have done the same, and seemed to be simple enough and Amanda, our neighbour recommends the same tactic. The ducting itself only cost a few thousand dollars, but the unit itself could be well over $10k. Factor in the builders markup of 25%, and I’m sure you can imagine how much money you could save by doing this after handover.