air-conditioning unit

English translation: Box unit

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11:13 Oct 28, 2005
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Art/Literary - Engineering (general) / air conditioning
English term or phrase: air-conditioning unit
can the name also apply to a ceiling fan or is it only a box-type unit?

context: 1960/70s, southern parts of the USA
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Poland
Local time: 22:48
English translation:Box unit
Explanation:
Can be a box unit (fits in the window of a house). Air-conditioning unit can also refer to a unit in the house that pumps air throughout the house called "Central Air" which comes through vents installed in the walls or vents of a home. That type of unit cools all sections of the house at the same time.

The link below shows a new both that powers fans...however, I wouldn't consider a fan part of an air-conditioning unit.
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Kurt Porter
Local time: 01:48
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Box unit


Explanation:
Can be a box unit (fits in the window of a house). Air-conditioning unit can also refer to a unit in the house that pumps air throughout the house called "Central Air" which comes through vents installed in the walls or vents of a home. That type of unit cools all sections of the house at the same time.

The link below shows a new both that powers fans...however, I wouldn't consider a fan part of an air-conditioning unit.


    Reference: http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000237060979/
Kurt Porter
Local time: 01:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ken Cox: an air conditioning unit (esp. in the context of 1960s/70s southern US) must have active cooling capacity. A fan is simply a fan.
13 mins
  -> Those things were so ugly sitting in the window!! :)

agree  Jack Doughty: I am not a fan of fan in this meaning either.
15 mins
  -> Thank you, Jack.

agree  Rahi Moosavi: a fan is "ventilation" only, no actual "conditioning" is done on air. It just "moves" air whereas the air conditioning unit does some processing on air and changes it's temp., humidity, etc.
36 mins
  -> Thank you, Rahi. Agree on the fan.

agree  jennifer newsome
50 mins
  -> Thank you, Jennifer.

agree  NancyLynn
1 hr
  -> Thank you, NancyLynn.

agree  Jörgen Slet
1 hr

agree  Can Altinbay: Good additional comment from Kenneth.
2 hrs

agree  Will Matter: with Rahi & Kenneth. An "air conditioner" changes the actual temperature of the air but a fan only cools by moving the air around (evaporation).
9 hrs

agree  Rachel Fell
11 hrs

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
1 day 2 hrs
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