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Old 09-14-2017, 04:07 PM
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Yeah, jet streams, ocean currents and more come into play, as well.

What about in a car? I haven't had AC in my mini-van for over a year. What stinks about that is that there are no back windows that roll down. There are the two far rear windows that vent out just a little, but one of mine won't open. Still made it through the summer OK. Have had a few vehicles where the AC has quit working and, if it's just me driving (and an older vehicle), I won't bother getting it fixed. Messes up my Fabio-like locks a little though.
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Well, modern sewage handling is probably the #1 factor in our longer life span, and refrigeration is probably #2, so maybe not.
This is where the definition of necessities gets murky. If you consider "necessities" to be what makes humans live long enough to procreate, then electricity and indoor plumbing are luxuries. But if you consider "necessities" to include stuff that makes humans live as long as possible, then I am wrong, but of course, using that definition, then access to the best possible doctors in the world must be necessities. Yeah, that slope is feeling pretty slippery right now....
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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.

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

This is an adequate explanation of how air conditioners work.
You just disagreed with me then posted a link that agrees with exactly what I stated. Thanks?
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Today's Tom Sawyer must know more than Ace Air Conditioning... the first link I clicked after googling "Air Conditioning components."

http://www.aceac.com/hvac-info-cente...ioning-system/

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An air conditioning system generally consists of five mechanical components:

1. Compressor
2. Fan
3. Condenser Coil (Hot)
4. Evaporator Coil (Cool)
5. Chemical Refrigerant
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Coincidentally, the Verge had a great article about this topic today.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/14/1...-cept-symphony
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You just disagreed with me then posted a link that agrees with exactly what I stated. Thanks?
If you read that article and still think you are correct, i.e.

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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.
then I can't argue with that kind of logic.
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