Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Air Conditioners of the Future

How will an air conditioner look like 10-15 years from now?


Portable Air Conditioner (Photo Credits: Emilian Robert Vicol cc: Some Rights Reserved)

The air conditioner and HVAC  is a very indispensable feature inside the home especially during the summer months. And while the summer heat gets more intense each year, manufacturers of air conditioners have no other choice but to improve on their respective products.

But what does the future hold for air conditioners? How will air conditioners look like ten years from now? Will we still need them in the future? Or will they be replaced by a new invention that will make the air much cooler inside the homes during fiery summer months? shared two developments which essentially give a peek on the future of air conditioning. This include “cooling walls” that make us of hydrogels as cooling agents; and then sound waves being used to cool freezers. Since both technologies do not need electricity, these effectively reduces a household or business establishment’s carbon footprint. “Although at the early stages, the general consensus is that it won’t be long until this technology will be available on the market.”

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Architecture website also mentioned yet another development that could very well be the future of air conditioning. According to them, personal rainclouds could just be the future of air conditioning. Personal rain clouds employ the same idea as that of evaporative air coolers, only much better. “The Cloud Cast comprises a ceiling-mounted canopy of thin aluminum jets, each one equipped with an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion à la whale-to-whale communication. An ultrasound signal is sent and if an echo is received in a given window of time, the object is deemed sufficiently near and hydro-valves in the spray jet activate to lightly mist the passerby.”

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But what better way to prepare for the future of air conditioning, than to invest in the future of young engineers? Mitsubishi Electric has recently unveiled its apprenticeship program for air conditioning engineers. “Along with our partners, we recognize the importance of developing the engineers of the future to ensure that we can continue to meet market demand as an industry,” the company representative said. Read the whole article here.

A scientist from Stanford University meantime has another idea: To put Mirrors on the roofs of buildings to reflect the Sun’s Heat back to space. explains that this technology reduces the temperature in the building by up to 5 degrees Celsius. “It consists of a multi-layered material that is just 1.8 millionths of a meter thick, thinner than the thinnest aluminum foil. This material is made of seven layers of silicon dioxide and hafnium oxide on top of a layer of silver. The internal structure of the material radiates incoming infrared rays back into space.”


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In developing countries, more and more people are becoming dependent to air conditioning as their income level rises. And why not, the many benefits of air conditioning are almost endless especially in tropical climates.

Over at, the author enumerated five benefits of having an air conditioning system in the house especially when there are children. She mentioned that it cleans the air that the family breathes, reduces incidences of allergies, it promotes a good night’s sleep, better complexion, and generally reduces the stress brought about by the hot weather. “Air conditioning units essentially cleanse the air of the room that they are situated in. As such, this can help banish problems of allergens, thus helping your child to breathe easily.” Read her article here.

If you are now considering to buy an air conditioner, here is what you have to know. says it is important that you determine your personal home requirements before heading off the store or calling a contractor. This way you are clear about what you want, and not just get swayed by sales people. Here are some of the guide questions mentioned at the website: “Is the air conditioning needed for the entire house, or mostly for a single room? Additionally, how often will it be used? If air conditioning is only needed occasionally for a small area, a temporary in-window model might be more appropriate, as it can be removed when not necessary. On the other hand, if permanent air conditioning is needed for the entire home, a larger solution might be needed.”

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After purchasing an air conditioning unit the next best thing to do is to make sure that the air conditioning will be installed properly so you could fully take advantage of its benefits.

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