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Auto archival?[edit]

Does anyone object to me setting up an archival bot here? There are a lot of old discussion items. Jminthorne (talk) 06:26, 3 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Added. Please message me if it fails horribly. Jminthorne (talk) 06:22, 25 April 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Split units[edit]

I have three propositions for this.

First, change the name to the more accurate term "ductless split units."

Second, ductless systems do in fact require drainage on the interior unit as condensation occurs when hot humid air is passed over the cooled coils, not when the hot air is exhausted to the outside. Installing the interior unit requires a dedicated drain line.

Third, I feel this should be given its own section, (i.e. Window/through-the-wall; central; ductless; etc.) as ductless units are not generally considered "portable." They require less installation effort than a central air conditioner because of the lack of ducts, however their installation generally requires hiring a licensed electrical and/or plumbing contractor to satisfy local ordinances as well as to keep the warranty of the unit intact. "Portable" implies they may be moved with relative ease into and out of given areas.

Anyone care to weigh in before making these edits?

Gyfted1 (talk) 03:11, 27 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]

/* Passive ground source-based cooling */ Added original research flag[edit]

I added an original research flag to this section. I have never heard of any kind of passive cooling system like this, and it was written in an unprofessional and somewhat rambling manner reminiscent of someone's unrealized pipe dream instead of a bona fide cooling system. I thought the standard way to provide passive cooling was to build structures with a large thermal mass (as in adobe buildings) as opposed to siphoning off underground water supplies to absorb ambient heat from within a structure. Please add citations indicating that this is a real technology or remove the section if it is unrealized or fraudulent. If the section remains, it should be cited and probably rewritten for tone and clarity. Dawaegel (talk) 16:33, 6 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

From-scratch rewrite needed[edit]

Unfortunately this article is a barely-maintained, incoherent mess, littered with prose which was likely lifted wholesale from other websites (the "split units" section, for instance, looks like it came from here). I'm going to work on simply demolishing anything that I can't verify as being original material derived from secondary sources and then to merge that to air conditioning rather than maintaining two articles on the same subject. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 10:42, 3 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]