Air Conditioning & Heating
We want to ensure our guests' comfort throughout their Paris vacation. These insider tips on air conditioning and local temperatures will help you keep cool during your stay.
We often receive questions about the air conditioning in our Paris vacation rentals. It is our goal to help guests enjoy a truly memorable stay in Paris, and we’ve found that providing as much information in advance is one of the best ways to ensure a comfortable visit. Based on many years living in Paris, here are some of our insider tips on what to expect with air conditioning during your stay.
What to Expect with Air Conditioning in Paris
Traveling to another country brings with it the chance to experience a new culture and discover its traditions and lifestyle. However, it can also bring up some unexpected differences compared to life back home. In France, and many other European countries, air conditioning is not as commonly used as it is in America, Canada, Australia and many other countries. Many hotels, homes and apartment rentals in Paris don’t even have it at all! We’ve found with the large windows and French doors in most Paris apartments that the temperatures are usually quite comfortable. However, we know that many of our guests appreciate air conditioning, and we supply it in our Paris vacation rentals whenever possible. Paris Perfect is unique because we are not just a listing service; we direct many of the building works in the apartments we offer, so we help install air conditioning units wherever possible.
Mobile A/C vs. Central A/C
The Truth About Paris When It Sizzles
Just like the famous Cole Porter song says, we also love Paris in the summer when it sizzles. As catchy as the song is, the truth is that Paris doesn’t really sizzle all that often. The average summer highs in Paris vary between 71-77 Fahrenheit (22-25 Celsius) from June to August. While there can be peaks of summer heat, the temperatures are usually quite comfortable both for sightseeing and for relaxing at home in your Paris Perfect vacation rental. For those warmer days, the mobile air conditioning units (or fans in apartments where A/C is not available) are usually enough to keep the apartment comfortable.
Heating in Paris Buildings
France has energy laws/regulations to reduce the consumption of electricity. Some apartment buildings have a central radiator system and heat is usually turned on, by the building management, in late October or early November until April. Once on, the temperature can be regulated inside most apartments. For apartments with building regulated heat, kindly note, heat is not available outside of these building-controlled times.
If you have questions or concerns about the air conditioning in our Paris vacation rentals, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help!