New York Times: “If you want to keep your air conditioning going for years to come, you need an air conditioners that have a good thermal efficiency, low noise level and the ability to be turned off by the temperature of the room you are in.”
A good air-conditioning system should also be reliable.
“It should have the ability, in my opinion, to withstand a lot of wear and tear and even some heat,” says Paul.
“If there’s a problem with the cooling, it’s going to have to be repaired.”
A smart air conditioning system needs to have a range of features to keep it running smoothly.
Paul recommends two things.
First, he says, “If it’s a big room with lots of people, like in a conference room, a lot more features will be necessary.
A good system should be able to shut down at any time.”
This means the system should have a temperature monitor, which should be capable of displaying the current temperature of any room.
Second, it should be easy to adjust the air conditioning system to keep things running smoothly and quietly.
A smart system should always be in standby mode.
Paul says, if a room gets too hot, “the system will be shut down.
It’s just like a car with the brakes on.”
A little-known feature of air conditionings is that they work by heating a piece of metal, such as a wall or ceiling, up to about 1,000 degrees Celsius.
If the heat is applied evenly, the metal heats up and the air is sucked out of the chamber.
“The idea is that the heat will pull the air out of there,” says Mark.
If there’s an overcurrent in the system, the system will shut down, but if it’s too hot or too dry, the air will continue to warm the metal and it will expand.
“That’s a huge improvement over an air conditioning where the temperature was rising and the room was getting too hot,” says David.
In the future, a smart air-conductor will be able work like a fan, blowing air through the air.
A simple fan would not be able draw as much heat out of a room.
However, with the right smart design, this will be possible.
“We’re moving towards a time where you’re going to see smart air condensers, like these air-based fans, that are capable of sucking air out and blowing it out,” says Mike.
“There will be no more fan.”