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    Pot loam

    In order to lower my electricity bill, I think I'm going to buy a fan. Now I've only got AC, and my guess is I'm going to get a monster bill if I'm running it all the time I'm here.

    Any tips on the best quality fan for the money?

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    A big one Mitsubishi the same as your air/con. Somethings are worth paying for in the land of smiles. Dont buy a cheapy!! Get the best.
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    When I first came to LOS I used A/C.

    Yes it's expensive, but also, it dried out my skin, and I didn't feel it was healthy.

    Switched to fan(s) and never went back.

    Get a decent brand like said above. Good brands are quiet, have 3 or more speeds and rotate.

    Fans are healthier and cheaper.

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    The title of this thread refers to what? Sounds like a fertilizer ad in Nogalis
    "We're all very different people. We're not Watusi, we're not Spartans, we're Americans. With a capital "A", huh? And you know what that means? Do you? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts."
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    I think he means พัดลม.

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    yeah, i was about to say don't make the soil too rich, they like sand a bit

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    While taking my CELTA in the BKK I spend one solid month in heavy A/C (morning, noon, and night, at school and at my guesthouse, with literally no time to spend in "fresh" air) and ended up with a bad upper respitory infection, feeling like poop.

    GREAT idea to go with fans. I think I'll follow suit upon my return.
    Use BKK Post's 'Learning' section for good reading/listening materials...

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    Thanks for backing up my plan. Will do tomorrow.

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    I lived in a house with no aircon. Never again!

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    Hear, hear. One needs as many cooling tools at one's disposal as possible. Fans, aircon, and attentive maidens wielding ice cubes.

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    I refuse to live in a house without at least one aircond in one of the bedrooms.

    Use the fan for sure but use it in the early mornings and late in the arfos and have the a/c on during the heat of the day.

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    To those with no air, how do you sleep on March, April, and May? I am not into torture. But then again I am not in to trying to recreate the North Pole. Cool and dry that is the trick. Dry! not humid!

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    In my bedroom I have the aircon on 27 deg and have a stand fan on low just to circulate the cooler air better. Lovely :smile:

    I the living room, I just have a stand fan on full blast. It stops one side of my body from sweating. Maybe I should get down to the hardware store and buy another one? What is it in Thai? A 'pard loam' or something...?

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    Ye gods, I thought this thread was about some new marijuana product. I've re-titled it.

    In any case, I avoid air-conditioning when at all possible. I've found it plays merry havoc with my sinuses.

    I've four fans in the house. The bedroom is cool enough with the balcony doors open (there is a screen) and the fan bringing the cool(er) air in. In the very hot months, the windows stay closed and I'll use the a/c for an hour to cool the room down and then kill it when I turn in. If it's really bad, I'll set the timer to switch it back on for an hour in the middle of the night.
    - Reg

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    One of these days I will learn how to use a timer.

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