Pro’s and Cons of Air Con (A/C) in Hawaii
Well every thing has some advantages and disadvantages, same goes for the Air Conditioner. There are some advantages of the air conditioner one of them is that it provides cool air and keeps rooms very cool and the we can simply turn them on when it gets real hot, and viola, it’s cool.
Central cooling is also a luxurious feature in many homes, as it keeps the temperature in the entire house at your comfort level. You can also equip your central cooling unit with filters to clean the air and remove dirt, pollen and other allergy causing dust.
As there are some advantages of the air conditioner so there are disadvantages as well.
The most basic disadvantage of the air conditioner is that it is very expensive to use and consumes lot of electricity.Central A/C also requires insulation for best results, the combination of the two costs will reach over $20,000. Central Air units also require maintenance that can be very costly. Window A/C units are very common in Hawaii, and work well with a whole house fan unit, as you can cool a specific room with A/C while cooling your house with a whole house fan.
What exactly is A/C?
Air conditioning refers to the cooling and dehumidification of indoor air for thermal comfort. In a broader sense, the term can refer to any form of cooling, heating, ventilation or disinfection that modifies the condition of air. An air conditioner (often referred to as AC or air con.) is an appliance, system, or mechanism designed to stabilise the air temperature and humidity within an area (used for cooling as well as heating depending on the air properties at a given time), typically using a refrigeration cycle but sometimes using evaporation, most commonly for comfort cooling in most buildings and motor-cars.
The concept of air conditioning is known to have been applied in Ancient Rome, where aqueduct water was circulated through the walls of certain houses to cool them. Similar techniques in medieval Persia involved the use of cisterns and wind towers to cool buildings during the hot season. Modern air conditioning emerged from advances in chemistry during the 19th century, and the first large-scale electrical air conditioning was invented and used in 1902 by Willis Haviland Carrier.