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Old 09-13-2017, 10:19 PM
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That basically is air conditioning.
That is not at all how air conditioning works. Air conditioning has a refrigerant, a liquid, that absorbs heat, wrings out moisture, and evaporates into a compressor. This compresses the air to a higher temperature, releasing the warm air, and moving to a condenser. Here, the warm air is condensed back into a liquid and the cycle begins.

So basically, air conditioners release warm air and dehumidifies the room.

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:29 PM
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:32 PM
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I'm sure that AC is necessary for luxury in most parts of the US South.

Where I grew up, it is definitely a luxury . . . but a swamp cooler was very nice from mid-July to late-August.
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Electricity and indoor plumbing are luxuries
Next you'll be claiming that wifi and cell phones are luxuries.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:30 AM
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Necessities are usually considered to be food, shelter, clothing, and transportation.
Which any experienced backpacker can confirm.

But there are shelters and there are shelters. A tarp spread across a line, along with a ground cloth may be adequate shelter on the AT in the summer, but you'll need a bit more in January along Lake Michigan.

Similarly, an octogenarian in the Floridian humidity and heat, in a building designed with the assumption of functional A/C, may require A/C for their necessary shelter.
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That is not at all how air conditioning works. Air conditioning has a refrigerant, a liquid, that absorbs heat, wrings out moisture, and evaporates into a compressor. This compresses the air to a higher temperature, releasing the warm air, and moving to a condenser. Here, the warm air is condensed back into a liquid and the cycle begins.

So basically, air conditioners release warm air and dehumidifies the room.
The fan blowing air over a block of ice is pretty much how air conditioners work.

Air is not compressed, refrigerant is not evaporated into a compressor. Warm air is not condensed into liquid.

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http://www.explainthatstuff.com/airconditioner.html

This is an adequate explanation of how air conditioners work.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:13 AM
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Living in Arizona when it's 115 degrees, I say air conditioning is a necessity.
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I am not going to look here, but tell me VA, is it Christmas Vacation shopping scene?
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I am not going to look here, but tell me VA, is it Christmas Vacation shopping scene?
looks like a screen cap from a leisure suit larry computer game
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