Monday, June 1, 2015

Let’s Play a Game: Air Conditioning Trivia!

Are you a history buff?

How much do you know about air conditioners?

heating and cooling ann arborAre you able to retain a lot of knowledge on an array of different subjects, one being air conditioning?

You probably don’t think about it much since it’s everywhere, but air conditioning has changed the way we live our lives, especially in the summer! These days, you can’t go anywhere without stepping into an air conditioning oasis.

Let’s see how much you know by testing your knowledge. The following questions are from National Geographic:

1.       In 1978, less than one-quarter of U.S. households had central air conditioning. By 2005, central air systems were cooling what percentage of homes? 
a.       25 percent
b.      50 percent
c.       60 percent
d.      80 percent

2.       In 1914, the first home air conditioning system was installed in what city?
a.       Miami
b.      Minneapolis
c.       Atlanta
d.      Chicago

3.       Because of air conditioning use, Americans use how much more electricity at the peak of summer than they do on coldest days of winter?
a.       12 percent
b.      22 percent
c.       32 percent
d.      42 percent

4.       Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), once widely used in air conditioning, were phased out under the 1987 Montreal Protocol because of the damage they did to the Earth’s ozone layer. But policymakers are trying to address a remaining problem with the replacement chemicals now in use, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs.) What is this problem?
a.       They are greenhouse gasses
b.      They are toxic
c.       They are flammable
d.      They don’t work as well as CFCc

5.       In China’s cities, by some estimates, ownership of air conditioning units was about 30 percent in 2004. How many urban Chinese households had air conditioning in 1992?
a.       Almost none
b.      10 percent
c.       15 percent
d.      20 percent

6.       If you have unused rooms in your house, how can you save money on central air conditioning?
a.       Close the air conditioner registers in the unused rooms and close the doors
b.      Open the windows in unused rooms to increase air circulation
c.       Add window air conditioners to the unused rooms, and run them only when the room is occupied
d.      Keep registers open in the unused room, and use a programmable thermostat to set back air conditioning at night or when no one is in the house

See the answers at the bottom.

How well did you do? Maybe there’s a future for you in heating and cooling in Ann Arbor

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1.      C  2. B 3. B 4. A 5. A 6. D

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