ηλεκτρονική / Electronics in Cyprus
When I travel abroad, I'm always interested in how the area I'm traveling to uses power and electronics -- to include air conditioning (if they DO use it). Even passing through Switzerland was uncomfortable because many places where we went there didn't use A/C but we wish they had. Cyprus, a small island in the eastern part of the Mediterannean gets hot in the summer. Super hot. Like, above 100 degrees using A/C makes life tolerable in this heat. In fact, there's no way we would have traveled here with two kids for a summer of house sitting if A/C wasn't in their home.
What I love most about their A/C units is that there is a wall system in each room. This really connects to the eco-friendly part of me because whatever space you aren't using, you can turn it off using the remote control (upper left). Temps are in Celsius. Silly USA uses Fahrenheit but I don't honestly know who else uses it besides Americans.
One thing about leaving the USA that I love is seeing how the rest of the world uses power and electronics -- to include air conditioning and heating (if they
The parts of houses with A/C units aren't like those tacky awful window units often seen in the States. These systems are in the wall so there isn't any reduced use of windows, any reduction of sunlight or any cumbersome annoyance that goes with a bulky air unit fixed into the window. These units are out of the way and awesome.
Another totally American thing is screens on windows. Why is that? Who doesn't want to keep out critters and bugs? Screens really should have taken over the world even before Facebook did. Just saying ...
The windows also have two locks and so do the doors. They open from either side so there isn't a sliding side and a permanent side. Super convenient. Even their patio door sides from both sides. I love this!
Anyway, that's the insight to a little island deep in the Mediterranean.