Cold – Freezing temperatures

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    • #54508
      Anonymous
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      I see that Valencia is going to have 4 days with night temperatures under 0 Celsius.

      Murcia and Alicante will have 4 days with night temperatures a bit above 4 Celsius.

      Malaga will have around 5 Celsius for 4 days.

      How do people heat their apartments? The AC heating does not work for those temperatures and I know that the gas central heating is sparce…

    • #88196
      Inez
      Participant

      AC heating gets up to 26/28 degrees, so no problem there. Luckily we have gas central heating as well

      Other than than that, fan heaters, gas fires are plentiful and some have real fires.

      Luckily we dont have to put up with this cold for long!

    • #88198
      Anonymous
      Participant

      @Inez wrote:

      AC heating gets up to 26/28 degrees, so no problem there. Luckily we have gas central heating as well

      Other than than that, fan heaters, gas fires are plentiful and some have real fires.

      Luckily we dont have to put up with this cold for long!

      That’s very good to hear.I have been once to Murcia during the Winter and the central heating could barely make the indoor temperature acceptable at 4 Celsius outside.

    • #88205
      Melosine
      Participant

      During the day it has been as low as 1c here, only odd occasions fortunately, and after 30 mins had to turn the heating down !!
      Today,although very sunny outside temperature is about 6c because there is an icy wind.
      Admit I am not wearing shorts and tshirt but can comfortably lounge around indoors without any heating on.
      Good aircon/heating system plus good build with double glazing and the minimum 30 centimeter exterior walls one should never have a problem.

      From your experience flosmichael would definately avoid buying a property built in a similar way to where you stayed.

    • #88207
      katy
      Blocked

      15.5C outside in the shade here and it feels chilly Some people are quite happy to live in a house with low temperatures, everyone is different. Generally I would say that most Spanish houses are cold in winter as most don’t have adequate heating. Whatever anyone says central heating here is a must for comfort. Most evenings we have the wood-burner going too.

    • #88210
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Surreal to the point of bizarre.

    • #88212
      Anonymous
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      @Melosine wrote:

      From your experience flosmichael would definitely avoid buying a property built in a similar way to where you stayed.

      Definitely. The house was very badly isolated and I expect that during the Summer it is unbearably hot inside.

      But I expect many new builds to be as badly built.

    • #88214
      Anonymous
      Participant

      The house was unbearably hot INSIDE in the summer AND it gets a bit chilly in the winter.

      Nightmare!.

    • #88215
      Anonymous
      Participant

      My new apartment is perfectly insolated so I will save the 2000 euros that cost the central gas heating installation plus the monthly gas invoice.

    • #88242
      Anonymous
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      @peterparra wrote:

      My new apartment is perfectly insolated so I will save the 2000 euros that cost the central gas heating installation plus the monthly gas invoice.

      Your apartment won’t need central gas heating at 0 Celsius?

    • #88250
      Anonymous
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      In Murcia that wont happend more than a few days a year. If so, I prefer to wear more clothes. This is not time to waste money.

    • #88251
      Anonymous
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      I also understand that my apartment is not the same that the big houses in the country side. For example, my familly has a big old one in Albox (Almeria) and just now is terrible the cold inside.

      In that case you will have to burn a lot of wood or spent a lot of money heating it.

    • #88252
      Anonymous
      Participant

      @peterparra wrote:

      I also understand that my apartment is not the same that the big houses in the country side. For example, my familly has a big old one in Albox (Almeria) and just now is terrible the cold inside.

      In that case you will have to burn a lot of wood or spent a lot of money heating it.

      I wonder how many of the foreign people buying in Spain are aware of the fact that it can get very cold over there between November and March.

    • #88255
      Melosine
      Participant

      Very very few 🙄
      Most think they can use a pool all year round as well. Even it’s it is heated many forget they still have to get in and out of it though 😳

    • #88256
      Anonymous
      Participant

      When we bought in Begur, Emporda I asked about the air-con…everybody simply looked at the wood burning stove and said that’s what we needed, not air con. How right they were with large patio doors providing enough cooling air during the summer. Worth people noting the need for warmth when they buy – if they buy in the summer it would be the last thing on their mind.

    • #88260
      katy
      Blocked

      Snowing at the moment in some Inland areas of Andalucía. A nice warm 9C here in Marbella. Had dinner with another couple last night, that made 6 people in the restaurant. Heated by one smelly portable gas heater and we kept on our coats. Must be terrible to be on holiday like this.

      I don’t think most people do realise how cold it feels here. I remember those place in the sun type of programmes where viewers would see a fireplace and say “Bet they don’t use that often” 😆

    • #88278
      Anonymous
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      Oh my God what a ,oad of miseries on here. Daytime temps have generaly been at least mid-teens for long enough here [Near Mojacar] and the nights are a bit chilly but hatdly arctic

    • #88279
      katy
      Blocked

      Suppose you haven’t seen Spanish TV this evening…lots of shots of snow over Málaga and Almería. Have a look at http://www.diariosur.com and run the video. Bet you are one of those stupid ex-pats who wear shorts all the time rain or shine 🙄

    • #88280
      Anonymous
      Participant

      “Bet you are one of those stupid ex-pats who wear shorts all the time rain or shine”

      God you are a hard-faced bitch aren’t you! Chill out.

    • #88281
      katy
      Blocked

      I am chilled…it’s cold 😆

    • #88282
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Interesting snow videos on that site Katy. Thank goodness it hasn’t quite reached here yet, but it has turned bitter.

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