Discussion in 'Property Management' started by fullylucky, 15th Jun, 2015.
Can we import this thread to the new forum? I haven't laughed so much in such a long time.
FL, how long have you lived in Brisbane? This IS Winter. Look outside.
Given global warming, I would say winter lasts about 9-12 days. I had my heater on for two hours one morning in May and it probably wont go on again until the two days it gets cold at the start of August. Half way through August we go back to 30 degree days.
id be more worried about the place burning down, those are a death trap!
What's wrong with $40 a week for electricity?
It's not the fault of a small heater. I spend $40 per week in the middle of winter with a big reverse cycle air con unit.
Apologies I must have missed it.
Surely centralised ducted gas is better for two reasons:
Cheaper (if you compare against installing 6 small AC head units, one per room - as even if you had one in the lounge room everyone would want their own controllable unit and the warmth wouldn't reach all bedrooms) and
They can be centrally set and controlled (to something sensible like 22deg) with the control panel disabled/removed/locked.
Also I would say they are Asian international students (yes/no?) who would come from hotter climates. I remember at Uni our dorm was BOILING all the time even on mild days (two locals, four internationals in a 6 bed dorm).
1) You need cooling more than heating, so if you're installing an air-con, you may as well make it reverse cycle.
2) Most of Brissie doesn't have gas lines. (You can set up LPG bottles, but don't know if they're up to the task of running a central gas heating system - haven't ever seen one in Brissie.)
what's the new forum? can you link me?
Well students don't think like that.
They think like this: ohh I paid a good $23 for this crappy heater. Better get my money's worth. Even if it's summer I better turn it on for good measures.
I got state of the art Bunnings smoke alarms mate. Test em biannual and replace batteries every 2 years. Use the leftovers for garage remotes.
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I don't know, the uni students I know are all quite smart, environmentally conscious and certainly budget conscious.
But what if the Bylaw from the strata restricts you to hang clothes on the balcony or anywhere visible from public ?
best of luck and let us know the thread URL.
I couldn't leave SS without contributing to the thread of the century.
fullysick, have you considered encouraging the students to use the heater less?
I found these 2400w fan heaters on ebay:
Since they make 2400w of heat compared to the inefficient 2000w heaters KMart sells, that means your students could use them for 20% less time, making it better value for you!
Bahahaha - it's fullylucky. The thread is fully sick, for sure.
or chew up 25% more power.
How about being more selective in tenant selection. Only get the good looking ones or those willing to share their bed?
You'd never see Big W doing something this treacherous.
Oh.. my 2 favorite forumites both moving over to PC...
How do I transport my account over?
You can get the greyhound bus from Central or the light rail which is a bit more frequent.
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