[rescue] Current collections...
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
>> I get the impression that they're pretty efficient, but I don't
>> actual numbers handy.
> Well, I'm sure most-anything new would be more efficient than the
> 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
Hmmm, could be.
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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