Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

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Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by undertakerfreak » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 am

So I live in a flat without air conditioning, and I'd like to know if there are any shops in Helsinki that sell air conditioners. I don't know how to technically put it, but in the US, my grandpa had an air conditioner on wheels that just plugged into a power outlet. It expelled pretty bone-chilling air.

And no, I don't mean just a fan.



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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by betelgeuse » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:57 am

undertakerfreak wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 am
So I live in a flat without air conditioning, and I'd like to know if there are any shops in Helsinki that sell air conditioners. I don't know how to technically put it, but in the US, my grandpa had an air conditioner on wheels that just plugged into a power outlet. It expelled pretty bone-chilling air.
Gigantti, Verkkokauppa.com etc.

The Finnish term is ilmastointilaite. For the machines to function properly you need to get the duct from the machine to outside the apartment.

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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by Upphew » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:12 am

betelgeuse wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:57 am
undertakerfreak wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:36 am
So I live in a flat without air conditioning, and I'd like to know if there are any shops in Helsinki that sell air conditioners. I don't know how to technically put it, but in the US, my grandpa had an air conditioner on wheels that just plugged into a power outlet. It expelled pretty bone-chilling air.
Gigantti, Verkkokauppa.com etc.

The Finnish term is ilmastointilaite. For the machines to function properly you need to get the duct from the machine to outside the apartment.
Preferably two ducts. With only one that pushes the hot air out, you'll get lower pressure inside -> warm outside air will get in. Two ducts and piece of cardboard or cell foam to block the rest of the window.
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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by undertakerfreak » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:29 am

Bit of an update: it's been a week, and Verkkokauppa has yet to get the fan I ordered in stock. Plus, pretty much every store in Helsinki that sells fans and air conditioners seem to still be out of stock. With the news saying this heat will go on for another couple of weeks, I'm a bit cranky.

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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by Upphew » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 am

undertakerfreak wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:29 am
Bit of an update: it's been a week, and Verkkokauppa has yet to get the fan I ordered in stock. Plus, pretty much every store in Helsinki that sells fans and air conditioners seem to still be out of stock. With the news saying this heat will go on for another couple of weeks, I'm a bit cranky.
I feel ya. During winter you just pile more clothes on, but what do you do now when you are already naked?!?
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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by Rasikko » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 am

Where I'm from the avg summer temp is +33-36. I think if summers in Finland got that hot, Finland will having serious water and power issues.

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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by riku2 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:03 pm

Rasikko wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 am
Where I'm from the avg summer temp is +33-36. I think if summers in Finland got that hot, Finland will having serious water and power issues.
no, industry is mostly on holiday in july so power demands are low and hardly anyone has domestic air conditioners (yet). I don't think people will buy them just for one month of the year. And there are only 5m people and lots of lakes. so I don't see any possible water issues.

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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by Finn_since_1978 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:46 am

You know it's hot in Finland when people coming from the tropics start complaining about the heat :D
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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by agroot » Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:54 am

Upphew wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:12 am
Preferably two ducts. With only one that pushes the hot air out, you'll get lower pressure inside -> warm outside air will get in. Two ducts and piece of cardboard or cell foam to block the rest of the window.
EDIT: Did some research and the information seems scarce..

So in essence, those portable ACs are very low powered compared to what's used in Asia but seems to work surprisingly well here - maybe due to building insulation? but what about regular maintenance?

I know some people never wash mold off the inside of AC their entire life, but something like every 5y is probably needed? In Asia there are professional services for AC inspection and cleaning which I couldn't find here. I did open a big AC once myself and glad to be alive (the metal plate was very sticky when powered :roll:)

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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by Upphew » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:25 am

agroot wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:54 am
Upphew wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:12 am
Preferably two ducts. With only one that pushes the hot air out, you'll get lower pressure inside -> warm outside air will get in. Two ducts and piece of cardboard or cell foam to block the rest of the window.
EDIT: Did some research and the information seems scarce..

So in essence, those portable ACs are very low powered compared to what's used in Asia but seems to work surprisingly well here - maybe due to building insulation? but what about regular maintenance?

I know some people never wash mold off the inside of AC their entire life, but something like every 5y is probably needed? In Asia there are professional services for AC inspection and cleaning which I couldn't find here. I did open a big AC once myself and glad to be alive (the metal plate was very sticky when powered :roll:)
Sounds like DIY solution is in order. You can likely use same chemicals that are used for car AC.
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Re: Air conditioners for flats in Helsinki

Post by agroot » Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:57 pm

Finn_since_1978 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:46 am
You know it's hot in Finland when people coming from the tropics start complaining about the heat :D
I think they've become very addicted to AC... Wasn't uncommon to see people wearing jackets and sweaters in air-conditioned malls and offices which turn 35C to 20C, it's so cold inside I had to occasionally go out... Also they put AC right behind pillow position at home!


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