File photo: The logo of Google Inc. seen outside their headquarters in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. (REUTERS/Clay McLachlan)
Google could be developing a new idea for a bladeless air conditioner which ensures a better seal with your window, and you can see right through. A new patent details the idea of a fanless air conditioner that is peaceful, nonobstructive, and not even necessarily the use of a refrigerant to help cool your home.
The patent filed this week breaks there are a number of problems with traditional air conditioner designs. They are noisy, have poor seals so that the warm air will flow back into the house, block much of a window view, and to avoid that the window is opened. Google’s solution for all of them is a fanless design that lets you see directly through the machine, while offering different modes of cooling to minimize noise and power consumption.
Google’s idea seems to work in a similar way as the Dyson bladeless fan designs. By making use of this concept together with a large part of insulated glass, Google’s air conditioner can lead to outside light, allowing the obstruction to the outside made by traditional window mounted air conditioning.
Moreover, Google’s design looks also different methods of cooling the interior of a house. To make the air conditioner more low profile and fixed in the frame of the window, ensure the window to be opened so that the air in. The air conditioner could do, as the temperatures outside were cool enough to not require compression on the basis of the cooling.
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As a more midrange solution for cooling, Google has discussed evaporator loops that, when combined with a smart thermostat, to help cool a house or room without much drawing power.
For a more powerful solution, the design also discusses the use of Peltier-based cooling, rather than phase-change units, which help bring down the size of the air conditioning unit. Theoretically, this can be used as a heating element for a house.
Of course, this is just a patent filing, so there is no guarantee that Google will make such a product anytime soon. However, the company has shown a real interest in the development of smart-home gadgets and products in the last couple of years, so the building of a refrigeration system and the integration with Google Home smart aid would not require too much of a stretch of the imagination.