Our apartments are equipped with state-of-the-art air conditioners. There is 1 large unit on the roof that supplies three, separately useable air conditioners, with either cooled or warm air. a so-called multi-split system.
The air conditioners are automatic: set the air conditioner in the living room to 23 degrees in winter, for example, and the air conditioner will keep this constant and turn off when the desired setting is reached.
In winter, because of colder outside temperatures and the way the air has to travel from the roof to the A/C, you may need to set the base temperature a little higher, e.g. to 25 or 26 degrees so that the whole room ends up nice and warm.
In summer, of course, an air conditioner is very comfortable, especially in bedrooms. For optimal use, we recommend setting the temperature on the air conditioner just a few degrees lower than the outside temperature.
For example, if it is 30 degrees outside, set the air conditioner to 26 degrees. Your body will get used to the higher outside temperature within a few days and if you set the temperature very low inside, your body will suffer a blow every time, resulting in (nose) colds, summer flu or, if you let the (too) cold air blow directly into your body, musculoskeletal problems.
Our tip: turn on the bedroom air conditioning half an hour before you go to bed and you will sleep soundly.
Both flats are fitted with durable sun protection film on all windows, sliding doors and patio doors to maximise views. The sun reflects off the film and so it stays cooler inside. Moreover, you are not bothered by prying eyes because of the mirror effect.
We ask our guests to think about this when using the air conditioning:
turn off the air conditioner when you leave
close windows and doors when using the air conditioner
do not cool or heat more rooms than necessary.
Excessive temperature differences are uncomfortable
With these tips on air-conditioning on holiday in Portugal, we combine sustainability and a smaller ecological footprint with luxury and comfort.