Are you all steamed up because your air conditioner is on the fritz? Knowing some basics about how your air conditioner works will help you keep your cool. Test yourself to see how much you know about the indispensable air conditioner.
Question 1 of 20
Air conditioners can be compared to what other household appliance?
Question 2 of 20
Air conditioners also help __________ the air.
Question 3 of 20
The __________ of your home determines your air-conditioning needs.
Question 4 of 20
For most consumers, what is the determining factor when purchasing an air conditioner?
Question 5 of 20
What is an easy and affordable way to cool a small space?
Question 6 of 20
Why are some air-conditioning units called split units?
Question 7 of 20
What is the main mechanical difference between a window unit and a larger split unit?
Question 8 of 20
What part of the air-conditioning unit helps to clean the air?
Question 9 of 20
If you don't see the compressor outside a building, where else should you look?
Question 10 of 20
Why is it useful to know an air conditioner's British thermal unit (Btu) rating?
Question 11 of 20
An air-conditioning system with a high energy efficiency rating generally has a ___________ price tag.
Question 12 of 20
What is the least expensive cooling system for large buildings?
Question 13 of 20
What is the most energy-efficient cooling system for residential use?
Question 14 of 20
How can you recoup the cost of an expensive but efficient air-conditioning system?
Question 15 of 20
Passive cooling is air-conditioning without what?
Question 16 of 20
What is a passive cooling method that every home should try?
Question 17 of 20
Why will you likely see several air-conditioner compressors outside a multifamily unit?
Question 18 of 20
How do large campuses with many buildings handle their cooling needs?
Question 19 of 20
What does ice have to do with air-conditioning?
Question 20 of 20