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8/20/2014 4:34:36 PMANW002buyboxdiscountGet up to 10% OFF MOST ORDERS TODAY Use Code Savings at checkoutcserebatediscountbannerv2discountbannerv2secuhomepagemainhours Mon-Fri: 7 AM - 5 PM PSTlogomobilebannermobilebannersecurepopcouponseoblurbCool Down With A Misting FanHow Misting Fans WorkMisting fans are basically regular fans, but with the added element of water (these fans must be connected to a water source). Because the mist from these fans lingers in the air, the space around them can easily be kept up to 40 degrees cooler than the temperature of the surrounding environment, and you don't even need to walk directly in front of one of these fans to feel its cooling effect. The average misting fan operates using thermal dynamics and water evaporation to lower temperatures. Although other types of cooling appliances that use water evaporation do so by drawing in warm air through water soaked pads (instantly cooling it), the typical misting fan takes a slightly different approach.Tank V's Hose Misting FansAs far as the water source goes, some misting fans have a water tank that must be refilled and cleaned out on occasion in order to stay in proper operation. Misting fans with a refillable tank can be a good option for spaces not close to a water source or fans that need to stay portable. However, there are many models that conveniently connect directly to your garden hose for instant access to a water source. If you do happen to have more than one misting fan, you can use a hose splitter (available at most home improvement stores) so you can connect a hose to each appliance.Misting fans with water tanks do not need to connect to an external water source, but they do have a limited amount of time until they need to be refilled again. Obviously, the amount of water a tank can hold varies from model to model, but the average backyard misting fan can last three to seven hours before they need another water refill.Now, aside from the maintenance factor of the water tank misting fans, the other factor that sets the two types apart is the cost. Fans that connect to garden hoses tend to be a lot cheaper than their water tank counterparts, and this is largely due to the higher manufacturing costs of water tank systems. On the other hand, water tank misting fans are a lot more portable than those that connect to garden hoses, although both still need to be connected to an energy source for power.When And Where To Use Misting FansMisting fans are a great option during the summer months when temperatures are highest. To be more specific, the best time to run a misting fan out on your patio or deck is going to be between midday and the later afternoon-- the hottest hours of the day. As far as location goes, it's best that you keep a misting fan off to one side of your patio with plenty of space around it (especially if you have kids running around, safety should come first). Make sure it is not up against the side of your house or any other walls.Misting fans are built to be sturdy and will survive if left outside during a rainstorm, but that doesn't mean they should be left in the open day after day. If exposed to high humidity for extended periods of time, a misting fan can corrode. Fortunately, all you have to do is put the fan in your garage or shed when you're not using it. Allow time for the unit to dry out before packing it away for storage. This will help prevent mildew from forming. Most misting fans come with manuals that advise how best to take care of them and when to use them.trust502422099Contentair-conditioner-history.htmPage-Content-WBP-air-conditioner-history.htm99242/air-conditioner-history.htm26FreeAnswerUrl/air-conditioner-history.htm1System27FreeAnswerBrowser TitleHistory of the Air Conditioner1Page28WysiwygContent<div align="center"><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="700"><tbody><tr><td><h1>History of the Air Conditioner</h1><table style="width: 200px" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" align="right"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><img src="http://cache.air-n-water.com/photos/10303-2m.jpg" alt="randomwindowac" align="right"/></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Air conditioning(A/C) removes heat from an indoor environment for overall comfort. <a href="http://www.sae.edu/reference_material/pages/Air%20conditioning.htm" rel="nofollow">Air conditioning</a> may also consist of other aspects of indoor thermal regulation, such as <a href="http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg3/ar4-wg3-chapter6.pdf" rel="nofollow">cooling, heating, ventilation (PDF)</a> and disinfection. Anair conditioning unit, an appliance, machine or system, stabilizes the humidity and air temperature within a confided area. These thermal regulation systems use a refrigeration or evaporative cycle to achieve the desired results.</p><p>The oldest traces to the concept of <a href="http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an15/an15-6/an15-614.html" rel="nofollow">air conditioning</a> emerged out of 2nd century China of the Hans Dynasty. Ding Huang invented a rotary fan model with seven wheels that was manually powered. Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty ordered the construction of the Cool Hall, a water-powered fan wheels using water fountain jet streams. Despite the technological advancement, the ancient Romans applied earlier concepts using aqueduct water to circulate through houses in attempt to cool them. Ancient Persia developed techniques that used cisterns and wind towers as a cooling operation for buildings. Modern air conditioning advancements emerged out of the 19th century by pioneering chemists, such as Benjamin Franklin and John Hadley. However, <a href="http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~ihas/gorrie/fridge.htm" rel="nofollow">Dr. John Gorrie</a>, a native of Apalachicola, Florida, invented the first recognizable cooling appliance in the 1830s. Gorrie's design consisted of a machine motor that blew air across blocks of ice to cool hospital rooms. Likewise, President James Garfield ordered a group of naval engineers to construct a cooling machine that would blow air through ice cold pieces of cloth. Garfield's project was successful, despite a minor improvement and wasteful disposal of ice.</p><p><a href="http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/carrier.html">Willis Haviland Carrie</a>r developed the first electrical air conditioning unit in 1902. Carrier's invention aimed to control both air temperature and humidity by sending air through cold coils. The air blowers directed streams over the cold coils to bring down the overall atmospheric temperature, thereby leading to moisture control. Carrier's concepts were applied to the workplace, which led to the formation of "The Carrier Air Conditioning Company of America."<a href="http://www.textilehistory.org/StuartWCramer.html" rel="nofollow">Stuart W. Cramer</a> explored various methods that introduced air to textile mills by combining moisture and ventilation for conditioning the air and humidity in factories. His evaporative techniques now engulf the concept of evaporative cooling.</p><p>The first air conditioning and refrigeration models used toxic or flammable gases to improve the overall atmospheric thermal temperature. Some of these toxic chemicals included ammonia, methly chlorida and propane, which would ignite causing fatal accidents if leakages existed. In 1928, Thomas Midgely Jr. invented the first chlorofluorocarbon gas also known as Freon to the modern industry. Hydrogenated CFC refrigerant, such as R-11, R-12, R-22 and R-134A, are used to expand home and building air conditioning. R-12 was employed in U.S. automobiles until 1994 before transitioning to R-134A. Concerns over the environmental impact made by Freon emissions have become the forefront since the growing increase of <a href="http://www.japanjournal.jp/tjje/show_art.php?INDyear=06&amp;INDmon=10&amp;artid=e582437d3ab061b38b4e15e412bf38f8" rel="nofollow">global warming</a>.</p><p>Air conditioning systems may exhibit an unnoticeable <a href="http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/insidestory.html" rel="nofollow">health risk</a>. Microorganisms, such as Legionella pneumophila, a vicious bacterium that leads to the <a href="http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/000616.htm">Legionnaires' disease</a>, can spread throughout the confined areas. It is vitally important for owners to call a professional for regular servicing in order to keep the system clean of these dangerous microorganisms. However, air conditioning may also improve the overall filtration, cooling, disinfection and humidification of confined areas that need a sanitary and hypoallergenic atmosphere. Air conditioning may also help extend lives of the elderly during serious heat waves.</p><p>Air conditioners help promote a comfortable cabin temperature free of excessive heat and humidity while traveling. Air conditioning may not increase the overall fuel efficiency of a <a href="http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=3864" rel="nofollow">vehicle</a> because of the wind resistance, engine power and aerodynamics causing a direct impact on gas mileage. The first automobile air conditioning was released in 1933 from a company located in New York City, which offered air conditioning installation for cars. Most of the clients for these installations were limousine and high-end cars for the upper class. In 1939, <a href="http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Race/R_Overview/Packard.htm" rel="nofollow">Packard Motor Car Company</a> built air conditioners directly into its cars. These optional units were installed at a modest equivalent of $4,050 United States dollars. The <a href="http://www.nashcarclub.org/nccaphot/fifty/51_5178-8034-wagner.html" rel="nofollow">Nash Ambassador</a> was the first American automobile to have a fully-integrated heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system. About twenty percent of all American cars were equipped with air conditioning in 1960, and grew to 54 percent by 1964.<img src="http://cache.air-n-water.com/art/orange-acb.jpg" alt="orangeac" align="right" width="121" height="173"/></p><p><a href="http://www.lib.niu.edu/1998/ic980818.html" rel="nofollow">Portable air conditioners</a> are equipped with wheels for easy transportation inside and out of a home or building. Portable air conditioners consists of an evaporative or refrigerative, split or hosed system. These systems use a compressor to exchange air for heat, dehumidifying the air while cooling it. It rounds up condensation from cooled air, and produces hot air that will need to be vented outside of the cooled area. A portable split system uses flexible pipes, while hosed systems vents through a series of air ducts. Portable evaporative air coolers are not equipped with a compressor or condenser, but instead evaporates water on the cooling fins, which releases the vapor into the various cool areas.</p><p><a href="http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy01osti/28037.pdf" rel="nofollow">Heat pumps (PDF)</a> relocate heat from one location (heatsink) to another at a lower temperature. A heat pump provides either heating or cooling, while using the same refrigeration cycle. Therefore, a heat pump switches between a condenser or evaporator through a reversing valve. Cooler climates might require homes and buildings to only have strictlyheat pumps (PDF) without the cooling aspect. Food refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and split heat pumps provide ample space heating. <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/heatpumps.html" rel="nofollow">Heat pumps</a> are usually referred to as vapor-compression refrigeration devices, which include reversing valves and heat exchangers in order to reverse the overall heat flow. Heat pumps draw heat from the ground to accomplish this function.</p><p><a href="http://www.greenerchoices.org/products.cfm?product=ac" rel="nofollow">"Green Buying Guide" for air conditioners</a></p><p><a href="http://www.aceee.org/consumer/cooling" rel="nofollow">Steps to Make Your House Cooler Before Buying an A/C</a></p><p><a href="http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/home/heating_cooling/window_ac.html" rel="nofollow">Window A/C: Make Sure It's the Right Size!</a></p><p><a href="http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=3854" rel="nofollow">Keeping It Cool Timeline</a></p><p>&nbsp; </p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>1Page2729WysiwygFooter<div align="center"><table border="0" width="700"><tbody><tr><td><h2>Recommended Pages: </h2></td></td /></tr><tr><td><table border="1" cellspacing="0" width="700" cellpading="0"><tbody><tr><td><table><tbody></tbody></table><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="700" align="center"><tbody><tr><th>Ice Makers</th><th>Portable Air Conditioners</th><th>Misting Fans&nbsp;</th></tr><tr><td><ul><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/evaporative-cooler.htm">Portable air cooler</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/portable-air-conditioners.htm">Portable air conditioning</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/wine-cellar.htm">Wine coolers </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/wall-air-conditioners.htm">Wall air conditioners </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/patio-heaters.htm">Patio heaters </a></li></ul></td><td><ul><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/portable-air-conditioners.htm">Portable air conditioners</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/water-dispensers.htm">Home water dispenser </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/portable-ac-newair.htm">NewAir air conditioners </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/split_air.htm">Split air conditioner </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/heaters-commercial.htm">Propane garage heaters </a></li></ul></td><td><ul><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/freestanding-wine-coolers.htm">Freestanding wine cellar </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/AC-recommended.html">Best rated portable air conditioners </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/FAQ-Swamp-Recommendation.htm">Swamp cooler reviews </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/wine-cooler-cabinets.htm">Wine cabinet </a></li><li><a href="http://www.air-n-water.com/mistingfan.htm">Misting fans </a></li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td /></tr /></table /></div>1Page29MultiChoiceDropDownTemplate1171System1449MultiChoiceDropDownSidebar761System281FreeAnswerMeta Keywordsair conditioner, air conditioners, air conditioner history, ac history, air conditioning 1Page282FreeAnswerMeta DescriptionAn air conditioner is a an absolute must-have during the summer, but do you know how & when it was invented? 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History of the Air Conditioner

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Air conditioning(A/C) removes heat from an indoor environment for overall comfort. Air conditioning may also consist of other aspects of indoor thermal regulation, such as cooling, heating, ventilation (PDF) and disinfection. Anair conditioning unit, an appliance, machine or system, stabilizes the humidity and air temperature within a confided area. These thermal regulation systems use a refrigeration or evaporative cycle to achieve the desired results.

The oldest traces to the concept of air conditioning emerged out of 2nd century China of the Hans Dynasty. Ding Huang invented a rotary fan model with seven wheels that was manually powered. Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty ordered the construction of the Cool Hall, a water-powered fan wheels using water fountain jet streams. Despite the technological advancement, the ancient Romans applied earlier concepts using aqueduct water to circulate through houses in attempt to cool them. Ancient Persia developed techniques that used cisterns and wind towers as a cooling operation for buildings. Modern air conditioning advancements emerged out of the 19th century by pioneering chemists, such as Benjamin Franklin and John Hadley. However, Dr. John Gorrie, a native of Apalachicola, Florida, invented the first recognizable cooling appliance in the 1830s. Gorrie's design consisted of a machine motor that blew air across blocks of ice to cool hospital rooms. Likewise, President James Garfield ordered a group of naval engineers to construct a cooling machine that would blow air through ice cold pieces of cloth. Garfield's project was successful, despite a minor improvement and wasteful disposal of ice.

Willis Haviland Carrier developed the first electrical air conditioning unit in 1902. Carrier's invention aimed to control both air temperature and humidity by sending air through cold coils. The air blowers directed streams over the cold coils to bring down the overall atmospheric temperature, thereby leading to moisture control. Carrier's concepts were applied to the workplace, which led to the formation of "The Carrier Air Conditioning Company of America."Stuart W. Cramer explored various methods that introduced air to textile mills by combining moisture and ventilation for conditioning the air and humidity in factories. His evaporative techniques now engulf the concept of evaporative cooling.

The first air conditioning and refrigeration models used toxic or flammable gases to improve the overall atmospheric thermal temperature. Some of these toxic chemicals included ammonia, methly chlorida and propane, which would ignite causing fatal accidents if leakages existed. In 1928, Thomas Midgely Jr. invented the first chlorofluorocarbon gas also known as Freon to the modern industry. Hydrogenated CFC refrigerant, such as R-11, R-12, R-22 and R-134A, are used to expand home and building air conditioning. R-12 was employed in U.S. automobiles until 1994 before transitioning to R-134A. Concerns over the environmental impact made by Freon emissions have become the forefront since the growing increase of global warming.

Air conditioning systems may exhibit an unnoticeable health risk. Microorganisms, such as Legionella pneumophila, a vicious bacterium that leads to the Legionnaires' disease, can spread throughout the confined areas. It is vitally important for owners to call a professional for regular servicing in order to keep the system clean of these dangerous microorganisms. However, air conditioning may also improve the overall filtration, cooling, disinfection and humidification of confined areas that need a sanitary and hypoallergenic atmosphere. Air conditioning may also help extend lives of the elderly during serious heat waves.

Air conditioners help promote a comfortable cabin temperature free of excessive heat and humidity while traveling. Air conditioning may not increase the overall fuel efficiency of a vehicle because of the wind resistance, engine power and aerodynamics causing a direct impact on gas mileage. The first automobile air conditioning was released in 1933 from a company located in New York City, which offered air conditioning installation for cars. Most of the clients for these installations were limousine and high-end cars for the upper class. In 1939, Packard Motor Car Company built air conditioners directly into its cars. These optional units were installed at a modest equivalent of $4,050 United States dollars. The Nash Ambassador was the first American automobile to have a fully-integrated heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system. About twenty percent of all American cars were equipped with air conditioning in 1960, and grew to 54 percent by 1964.orangeac

Portable air conditioners are equipped with wheels for easy transportation inside and out of a home or building. Portable air conditioners consists of an evaporative or refrigerative, split or hosed system. These systems use a compressor to exchange air for heat, dehumidifying the air while cooling it. It rounds up condensation from cooled air, and produces hot air that will need to be vented outside of the cooled area. A portable split system uses flexible pipes, while hosed systems vents through a series of air ducts. Portable evaporative air coolers are not equipped with a compressor or condenser, but instead evaporates water on the cooling fins, which releases the vapor into the various cool areas.

Heat pumps (PDF) relocate heat from one location (heatsink) to another at a lower temperature. A heat pump provides either heating or cooling, while using the same refrigeration cycle. Therefore, a heat pump switches between a condenser or evaporator through a reversing valve. Cooler climates might require homes and buildings to only have strictlyheat pumps (PDF) without the cooling aspect. Food refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and split heat pumps provide ample space heating. Heat pumps are usually referred to as vapor-compression refrigeration devices, which include reversing valves and heat exchangers in order to reverse the overall heat flow. Heat pumps draw heat from the ground to accomplish this function.

"Green Buying Guide" for air conditioners

Steps to Make Your House Cooler Before Buying an A/C

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Keeping It Cool Timeline

 

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