[rescue] Current collections...

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 9 13:56:39 CDT 2004

On Apr 9, 2004, at 2:02 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>>    It's a cross betweeen a window unit and a central air conditioning
>> system.  There's a compressor that mounts outside, and a coil & blower
>> that mounts inside on the wall, connected by a bundle of cables and
>> freon tubes through a 3" (or so) hole in the wall.
> Wow.  That's a pretty neat little arrangement.  Since I already have a
> window-unit in my computer room, I won't be recovering and aesthetics,
> but I certainly will need both better insulation and a larger air
> conditioner in the next month or two.

   Take a look at these systems.  They are commonly referred to as "mini 
split" systems.

>>    I get the impression that they're pretty efficient, but I don't 
>> have
>> actual numbers handy.
> Well, I'm sure most-anything new would be more efficient than the 
> run-to-
> death 8KBTU unit in the computer room.

   Yeah, 8K is pretty small.

>> As I understand it, though, freon compressor-based air cooling systems
>> generally become more efficient as they get larger, though I don't
>> understand why.
> Perhaps the increase in cost allows the manufacturer to use more copper
> tubing, taking better advantage of relative surface area versus 
> relative
> volume.

   Hmmm, could be.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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