Paris Olympics AC Free games - Oops

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Minister of Fire
Hearth Supporter
Jul 11, 2008
Northern NH

There is big cultural difference between Europe and the US with regards to AC, European visitors to the US complain on occasion about ACs prevalence in the US, while the changing climate is causing Europe particularly cities having significant heat waves in predominantly buildings with no AC. Reportedly much of the city electrical grids and building feeders are undersized to support AC.

They do briefly mention in floor radiant cooling in the Olympics villages, but its tricky system to control unless the local dew point is very low, it the floor surface gets near dewpoint, water will condense, and the floor can get slippery or floor coverings can get damp and moldy.

The bummer is those portable AC units rarely are very efficient compared to permanent installation.