Monday, August 25, 2003

Even the NYT is jumping on the "Europe Needs AC" bandwagon.
You heard it here first.

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Air conditioning proved to be too useful when a man got frostbite from his car's airconditioner.

Friday, August 08, 2003

I learned something new about AC today. It really is worth $220 to get my car AC fixed. What happened was that since I haven't used my car AC in about a year, the o-rings that seal the coolant stuff dried up and cracked, and the coolant stuff leaked out. The mechanics put a dye in the coolant so they can see any leaks, and I had two. Lesson learned: turned on your car AC periodically.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

I don't know how many of you have heard the news, but the hole in the ozone layer is closing back up. This has to do with banning CFCs and other harmful chemical refrigerants. That was the same treaty that banned aerosol, and in the process big bangs. Great treaty. But the point is, that while AC requires a chemical refrigerant to work, the kind that damages the ozone layer is no longer used, like HFC 134-a.

Friday, August 01, 2003

No need for air conditioning today - windows are open. However, having the OPTION alone could save my life. If I was old or infirm or something. So says the CDC:

Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. If a home is not air-conditioned, people can reduce their risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned.

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