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Many of our readers will be moving into new villas as we write this. Hopefully you will have finally received your villa freshly painted and moderately clean!  However, it is worth remembering that the majority of these villas will have been left vacant over the hot summer with no air-conditioning running.  Landlords and agents will state that the a/c units have been cleaned before you moved in but this just means a quick dust down of the vents and the filters will have been run under a tap to get a summers worth of dust storms off and slotted back in (damp).  However, when you actually run you a/c do not be surprised that the cool air coming out has an essence of smelly socks! This pungent damp smell may soon result in runny noses, sneezing and watery eyes. Read more

We are just trying to work out our package we are being offered for a job in Dubai and want to ask is the air-conditioning expensive and do you need it on all year round. Read more

Q  Should I leave the a/c on in my villa while I am away for the summer?

A I would suggest that you do as the heat and humidity could damage wooden furniture and will encourage fungus growth.  Set the AC units at about 27 degrees Celsius and if possible set it on a timer to come on roughly twice a day so that you do not use excessive amounts of electricity but at the same time this will protect your house and contents from damage.

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