Polaris Technologies has launched a ducted air-conditioning unit based on natural refrigerant propane (R290) in a hydrocarbon blend.
Researchers from the Technical University of Braunschweig and Volkswagen have found a CO2-based heat pump to be the most efficient of four options studied for mobile air conditioning (MAC).
Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits A recent episode of the 99% Invisible podcast explores the origins of air conditioning (A/C) and how the widespread adoption of central air systems affected building designs thereafter. The 99% Invisible podcast is all about the things that largely go unnoticed but are essential to the modern world we live […]
Major U.S. retailer using MRBRAZ ammonia chillers for AC Ammonia 21, March 15, 2017 MRBRAZ & ASSOCIATES, an engineering design firm based in Azle, Texas, has designed and installed low-charge DX ammonia chillers that provide air conditioning in office space at about 10 warehouse locations run by a major U.S. retailer, including four in the […]
Condenser Units: When to Repair and When to Replace ACHR News, June 6, 2016. Image credits: stevepb CAUSE OF FAILURE Many things can cause an outdoor condensing unit to stop working, the most common of which are compressor and coil failures. Scott Merritt, owner of Fire & Ice Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbus, Ohio, also […]
The world is about to install 700 million air conditioners. Here’s what that means for the climate The Washington Post, May 31, 2016 In just 15 years, urban areas of China went from just a few percentage points of air conditioning penetration to exceeding 100 percent — “i.e. more than one room air conditioner (AC) […]
These non-air conditioned ways of keeping cool could make a huge difference with climate change PRI, August 22, 2015. Image credit: CWCS Managed Hosting Air conditioning not only lowers the temperature of buildings, it also lowers humidity in those same buildings. The electricity required to power this environmental control, however, is a major energy drain. Michael […]
Mistbox cools your air conditioner to cut energy consumption Gizmag, June 25, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures According to its creators, the Mistbox is a simple device that can be retrofitted to central air conditioners that improves their efficiency and reduces operating costs by pre-cooling the incoming outside air used to cool the condensing coil. It works […]