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- August 17, 2007

The AC paradox

Air conditioners actually raise outside temperature, requiring even more power

by Forrest Linebarger

A recent study concluded that air conditioners were increasing the outside air temperature in Tokyo by two to four degrees Fahrenheit. The study was conducted by Dr Yukitaka Ohashi of Okayama University of Science and published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

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Forrest Linebarger is CEO and chief designer at VOX Design Group Inc. in Mountain View. He can be reached at or at (650) 694-6200, ext. 511.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 22, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Vicious cycle indeed.