13 Facts About Air conditioning


Air conditioning can be achieved using a mechanical 'air conditioner' or alternatively a variety of other methods, including passive cooling or ventilative cooling.

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Air conditioning is a member of a family of systems and techniques that provide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

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Air conditioning conditioners allow the building's indoor environment to remain relatively constant largely independent of changes in external weather conditions and internal heat loads.

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Air conditioning hoped to eventually use his ice-making machine to regulate the temperature of buildings and envisioned centralized air conditioning that could cool entire cities.

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Air conditioning combined moisture with ventilation to "condition" and change the air in the factories, controlling the humidity so necessary in textile plants.

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In 1914, the first domestic air conditioning was installed in Minneapolis in the home of Charles Gilbert Gates.

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Some air conditioning systems have the option to reverse the refrigeration cycle and act as air source heat pump, therefore producing heating instead of cooling in the indoor environment.

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Coefficient of performance of an air conditioning system is a ratio of useful heating or cooling provided to work required.

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In hot weather, air conditioning can prevent heat stroke, dehydration from excessive perspiration, and other problems related to hyperthermia.

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Air conditioning can be used to provide a clean, safe, hypoallergenic atmosphere in hospital operating rooms and other environments where proper atmosphere is critical to patient safety and well-being.

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Alternatives to continual air conditioning include passive cooling, passive solar cooling, natural ventilation, operating shades to reduce solar gain, using trees, architectural shades, windows to reduce solar gain.

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Air conditioning caused various shifts in demography, notably that of the United States starting from the 1970s:.

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Buildings designed with passive air conditioning are generally less expensive to construct and maintain than buildings with conventional HVAC systems with lower energy demands.

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