1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Windowless Air Conditioner
Unlike conventional window air conditioners that use hot summer air to cool down condenser coils, the Pinguino unit is water-cooled and operates entirely within a room, making the system completely portable. It can cool the living room during the day, then be moved to the bedroom for the evening. Its compact design also makes for easy transportation by car for use in summer homes.
A 3.7 gal. refillable water tank keeps the primary condenser cooled for about 8 hours. When the water supply runs out, the unit automatically switches to a secondary air-cooled condenser (similar to that found in standard "window" air conditioners) that uses fan-forced air to cool the system. This dual-condenser allows Pinguino to operate at maximum output during the hottest part of the day (water-cooled operation) and at 65% output during evening hours (air-cooled operation). It also dehumidifies as it cools.
Humidity and heat generated within the machine are exhausted from the house through a plastic tube connected to a window.
Sells for $1,250.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, DeLonghi America Inc., 625 Washington Ave., Carlstadt, NJ. 07072 (ph 201 507-1110).
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