[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - temperature

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 00:16:39 UTC 2015

On 12/02/2015 10:25 AM, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> On February 11, 2015 3:59:45 PM CST, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/02/2015 3:45 AM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>> Most air conditioners here have the ability to both heat and cool at
>> least here and in the UK.
> Technically, a unit that can either cool a building, or heat it by cooling outdoor air and transferring heat to indoor air, is a heat pump rather than an air conditioner.

And the common use term is 'air conditioner'.

Some cooling only units are heat pumps - they work in humid environments 
where evaporative coolers fail. Places in deserts or near deserts use 
the evaporative coolers (Alice Springs, Australia) while those in 
tropical areas use heat pumps (Darwin, Australia)... what suits the 
circumstance gets used.

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