I got asked recently whether running ceiling fans all night consumed more energy than running an airconditioning unit at night. So here are the calculations. Lets take a three bedroom house, assume that all three bedrooms will either have the ceiling fans or airconditioning on all night.
A big thanks to one of my first bosses for telling me this keeper – “yes, heat exchangers make air conditioning more efficient but the most efficient air conditioning is one that’s turned off” – priceless and spot on. And so in that vein we have soldiered through our hot Sydney summer avoiding the use […]
Computer processing power, open source design and some blimin clever people now mean we can predict and proactively design for thermal comfort in indoor, outdoor and semi-outdoor environments in about a third of the time it took us in 2005. This means that we can now provide analysis, feedback and alternative designs within the design […]