Air-conditioning Unit

エアコンがつきました!

Air-conditioning Unit has been installed!

 

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日本製の三菱のエアコンだそうです。色々賢い機能が付いたものだそう。

Apparently it was Mitsubish made in Japan and has lots of clever functions.

去年の7月末から8月はじめにかけてイギリスに家探しにきたときに丁度ヒートウェーブでとても暑い日が長く続きました。そのときに、お友達の家や義弟の家に泊めてもらったのですが、外の気温は夜になって下がって涼しくなっても2階にある寝室はとても暑く、窓を開けても涼しくならず、とにかく汗が止まらなくて寝るどころではなく辛かったので、こちらに引っ越してきたら絶対エアコンをつけると言っていたのです。

From the end of July to early August last year, we were in England for house hunting and experienced the heatwave.  We stayed at our friends’ and my brother-in-law’s and found it sometimes impossible to sleep at night.  Outside temperature went down at night but not inside, even with the windows open.  I couldn’t stop sweating and just could not lie down in bed as it was much too hot and we were determined to install an air-conditioning unit in our new house, at least in the master bedroom.

イギリスは元々は寝苦しいほどの暑い日は年に1週間ほどのことなので、知っている人でエアコンをつけている人は一人もいませんし、高級ホテルやレストランにも夫と結婚したころにはついていませんでした。けれど温暖化の影響か暑い日が多くなって、去年、一昨年は1ヶ月ほど暑い日が続いたのです。

Typically, they would have only about a week of very hot days each summer in England until relatively recently and we don’t know anyone personally here who has aircon at home.  Even in high class hotels and restaurants, they didn’t have aircon around the time when we got married.  However, I guess it’s to do with global warming, they have had many hot days recently and the last two years they’ve had a month or so of continuous hot days.

知っている人でエアコンをつけている人は一人もいませんが、夫が見つけたエアコン設置会社によるとわたしたちが住んでいる辺りに最近何件も設置をされているそうですので、イギリスにもエアコンをつける家庭が増えてはきているのでしょう。

Even though we don’t know anyone who has aircon personally, this aircon installation company has installed them in many houses near where we live, we are told, so I guess more and more people are installing them these days.

今の所暑いと言っても最高気温23度くらいなのですが、寝室は27度まで上がります。湿度が少ない(室内の湿度は今の所50パーセント前後)とはいえ、27度まで上がると寝苦しいです。昨日の夜は25度でやはり少し暑かったので(外は12、13度なのに)ほんの短い時間だけエアコンを使いました。あっという間に21、2度まで下がります。

So far, the hottest temperature we had outside has been about 23C, but it has gone up to 27C in our bedroom.  Even though the humidity is relatively low inside (always around 50% or less so far) it still feels too warm to sleep comfortably when it’s 27C.  The last night it was 25C at one point during the night, which woke me up (even though outside temperature is only about 12C or 13C), I did use the aircon for a short time.  The room temperature went down to 21C very quickly, which made me go back to sleep quickly.

これで、今年の夏が暑くなっても安心です!5月に暑い日が続いたので、イギリスの夏は終わったかもしれませんが(笑)。

Now that we have the aircon in our bedroom I don’t need to worry about the heatwaves!  It’s possible, though, that our summer was only the hot and sunny days we had in May and that was it for this year.  Still, I’m sure it’ll be useful next year.

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