This summer, some have already toasted their “joker” holiday to the sea or to the mountain, and come back home in the city, at a time when the temperatures are still expected to skyrocket from today Monday 28 July. With another heat spike waited at the end of the week, he will have to protect themselves from the heat wave, and some gadgets to keep cool are the dreams. These new technologies, which are revolutionizing the world of air-conditioning are everywhere in the press: a air conditioning portable in order to live comfortably in the summer without the need to install air-conditioning systems, while avoiding closed spaces?
Cool 13°C, with a portable air conditioner
The Reon Pocket Sony for example, promises its user to bring down his temperature feels like 13 degrees. It is for the moment available only in Japan for the price of 150 euros. It is a connected object that is worn under clothing, and cools or warms the wearer. The object is not larger than the palm of the hand and weighs only 80 grams. It can be placed on the shoulders between the shoulder blades and a t-shirt with a pocket has also been designed for ease of use. The air conditioner will charge via USB-C. An application can directly control the temperature settings. Sony promises to its customers in the search of freshness to move their body from 36°C to 23°C in only a few minutes. According to a reporter from The Verge, which has been used, the object refraichi well even at low power, but did not prevent it from sweating in the dealer for 1km to a temperature of 30°C and 80% humidity.
With the Coronavirus, must we forget the air-conditioning in enclosed public places?
If you are not the proud owner of a portable air conditioner, you may be thinking that you have the option of areas with air conditioning, highly valued, in the case of a heat wave. But at the heart of a summer marked by the pandemic, is it really raisonnabl to spend her days in shopping malls or cinema halls air-conditioned? Also, the air conditioning only does it increase the risk?
The sharing of a space within is a major risk of infection according to a study conducted in China. The air conditioning is not the cause, because it is due to the lack of ventilation. According to a study public Health in France, there was no major danger to use an air conditioner’.
No risk to air-conditioning in public areas so. However, some advice is to avoid any contamination. The air flow must not be too high to not effect air flow in a public space, because this would help to carry the virus. A maintenance push of the air conditioners must be respected, especially regarding the filters. It is also inadvisable to proceed with the recycling of the air: it is better to concentrate on the system “all fresh air” to avoid any risk of contamination.
Aeration on a regular basis is all the more necessary. It is recommended to open the windows at least 10 to 15 minutes twice a day.
In all cases, it is advisable to avoid public places with fans that could stir the air at great speed, and increase the risk of transport of contaminants over a large distance.