" [A] new study has found that home air conditioning played a key role in
reducing American death rates over the past half-century, by keeping people
cool on extremely hot days. The installation of air conditioning in American
homes is the reason why the chances of dying on an extremely hot day fell 80
percent over the past half-century, according to an analysis by a team of
I didn't know the percentage but this doesn't come as any surprise.
I've heard of people dying in their home due to the summer heat in
Texas. I do wonder tho, if one drank a lot of water in those cases,
if it would spare their lives?
It's a few months out of season for discussion.
But, perhaps a few months from now, someone
can raise this issue again. As a heating and AC
service guy, I assure you that a properly serviced
system cools better, and uses less elctric. Window
and through the wall AC also need service.
I'm sure good running AC will save lives.
Christopher A. Young
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Around a decade ago, Chicago had a heat wave
that killed so many people the coroner's office
had to bring in refrigerated trucks to store the
bodies. Always thought that was sorta ironic.
Proly also prevents a few homicides.... :)
But A/C itself also contributes to the heat problem (and Gore-bal Warming),
by thermodynamic defnition, creating an ever-increasing spiral of "A/C
For example, all NYC subway cars are air-conditioned, rendering some
stations blisteringly hot (130 F), which then need to be A/C'd, and then all
THAT heat needs to be vented....
Urban areas are distinctly hotter than immediate outlying areas, from A/C,
blacktop, cars, overall energy concentration.
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