New Window Air Conditioning Design

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Air Conditioning

Window air conditioning devices are not fun at all for Albuquerque residents to need to set up each spring. These AC systems are big, heavy and difficult to relocate and mount by oneself. And, do we actually should talk about just how unsightly they are too? If only there was a simpler, more attractive option. Well, by the summer season of 2017, there just could be.

Mechanical engineer Kurt Swanson has actually designed a brand-new kind of home window AC device called Noria. Swanson, who says he has always wanted thermodynamics, has actually designed what is to date, probably the most eye-catching looking window AC system. However, it is a lot more than simply aesthetically attractive. It is small enough to be stored under a bed, and it can be configured with a smartphone.  According to Design Milk, “The Noria from Likuma Laboratories is shaping up to be a contender as an intriguing cooling solution…”

“I thought, ‘How can I leverage what I know about heat transfer into a better product?’ ” Swanson said. The air-conditioning unit was the obvious choice. “This is a big industry, and people buy these things and universally hate them.”  (read more…)

Swanson has been working with a group at Likuma Labs to have the design prepared to market. The objective has been to make as powerful of an air conditioner unit as possible in as tiny of a style. That reasoning has actually done well, for what they have created is 40 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter in weight. The light-weight structure is first set up into the window opening, then the AC unit slides into the frame. The whole thing can be stored in what appears like an extra thick brief-case sized box, which could slide under a bed for wintertime storage.

The item will launch on Kickstarter April 19, 2016, in hopes of raising enough funds for delivery in the summer of 2017. Preliminary prices for the AC unit is $295.

We will certainly be following this and supplying updates as the campaign is launched.

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