Air conditioning is one of those modern marvels most of us have grown used to by now—perhaps too used to. Believe it or not, people survived in the days before reliable, widely-available aircon, and you can, too. Here’s our guide on how to embrace the sweaty life without dying.
Look at this dog. He is so happy. What a happy dog. He just discovered the joys of turning on the A/C, and he is the happiest dog in the world. All dogs should be this happy. Happy happy happy.
Some endurance racing series are now requiring air conditioning as a way to prevent driver fatigue. How do these systems work? In the Nismo GT-R GT3 car, one pipe goes into the helmet, one goes into the seat and the other pipe goes wherever the driver wants to stick it.
The great philosopher known as Andre 3000 once brought up an important and salient point of modern life – that which is cooler than being cool, is known as "ice cold." The air conditioning unit in this Chevy Equinox clearly agreed, because it started spitting flakes of the frozen stuff.
Yeah, a Mercedes S-Class may have perfume wafting through the cabin, but does it have awesomely spinning vents? Just turn it up, flick, and watch it go. This is weirdly, oddly, amazingly satisfying to watch.
Quick, can you name the greatest technology that's ever been added to the automobile? No, it's not turbos, or anti-lock brakes, or airbags, or magnetic suspensions, although those things are all wonderful. It's air conditioning, and it turns 80 years old this month. Air conditioning is the best thing ever!
My beater '92 Civic gets 40 MPG yet still goes pretty well, and I can thank the crank windows, manual steering, and lack of sound insulation for its frugality. Still, it does have air conditioning, which I've come to appreciate.
If you're living in a van down by a river in Florida, there's no way the puny factory air conditioner is going to keep up with the sweltering heat. Like some cars, it's often better installing a house window unit.
Riding in one of our interns' summer daily driver sans-A/C yesterday — a Volvo 142 — one of us kind of laughed a little when he started thinking whether we could stick an air conditioner unit between the braces of his roll cage. Then we found this. And we haven't stopped laughing for twenty minutes. Sure, we've seen…
Using Peltier chips, three Utah teens came up with an air conditioning unit that dispenses with the need for both refrigerant and an engine-driven compressor, increasing fuel-efficiency and doing away with environmentally unfriendly refrigerant chemicals. Run entirely via the vehicle's electrical system, Tyler Lyon,…