I don’t remember a summer as consistently hot as this one has been. The month’s temperature map on the TV last night showed it clearly: the South was red (extreme) all over.
It’s weeks since I rolled shut the tunnel-house vents. Inside our house, everything that can be open, is. Most days the temperature is 30ºC or more. We’re tough, of course. No air-con here!
The HRV temperature gauge shows clearly that you wouldn’t want to be in the roof cavity in the afternoons — it registers 50+ºC whenever the sun is out.
Now I’m not actually complaining about this. I much prefer having a dry, hot summer than the dry COLD summer that we had last year. That was horrible. And I know it could be worse. At least I don’t have to play tennis in this heat.
But for the first time ever, this summer, I bought a cooling electric fan.
And for that, I am very grateful.