Here in sunny Queensland these days we have air conditioning to combat the heat.
As well as high temperatures we have high humidity and that's a killer !
How we survived in days gone by without air- con I don't know.
In my teaching days the heat inside the classroom (35 degrees plus ) with thirty hot sweating bodies after play break was unbelievable ( so was the smell ! ) and not an air conditioner in sight !
But keeping cool with air conditioning comes at a price...... A very high price !
The cost of electricity is climbing rapidly so we have finally taken the plunge and installed solar panels.
Twenty- one of them !
In a country with so much sunshine it is sensible to harness the sun
and even when the aircon is going all day we use the electricity we produce ourselves to power it.
It's a simple idea really and very successful for us.
I just make sure I wash, bake, turn the dishwasher on, as much as possible during the daytime.
Our neighbours also have them.
Looking round the neighbourhood most houses have them.
Different numbers of panels......and different placements depending on roof shape
And the direction that the house faces.
We are looking forward to the day when we can store the electricity we make in the day so we can power our lights at night.
It would be wonderful to be self- sufficient
And great to be rid of those power plants churning out their horrible emissions into the atmosphere.