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Topic Title: The search for an AC that doesn't destroy the planet
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Created On: 08/10/2022 04:12 PM
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 08/10/2022 04:12 PM
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WG

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"Amid a growing number of heat waves, air conditioners have become a lifeline. Because these appliances are critical to keeping people cool - and protecting them from dangerously hot weather - the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that there may be more than 5 billion air conditioners across the planet by 2050. The problem is that while air conditioners do keep people safe, they're also a major contributor to climate change.

So why not rethink the AC entirely?"

By Rebecca Heilweil
The search for an AC that doesn't destroy the planet
The AC is about a century old. What comes next?


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 08/10/2022 04:42 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: WG So why not rethink the AC entirely?"
by design, that is not the way Dr. John Gorrie & the government want for you. Continue,
 08/11/2022 11:04 AM
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johnnyboy

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Costco is selling small, medium and large medium heat pumps for $1300 t0 2K. I put a four ton unit in my house and took the old one out of the attic for 17K. I could have done the house with three heat pumps for 6K and saved tons on electricity.

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 08/11/2022 11:34 AM
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426Blue

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Try a minisplit system. Definitely more energy efficient, and I think do a better job dehumidifying than conventional. They are a little more expensive but coming down compared to few years ago.
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