AirCon Overkill


I saw this house in Austin Texas last month. Anyone care to count the airconditioners?


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Andrew,
    As a HVAC engineer, my professional opinion is that either that is actually a restaurant posing as a house or someone has a death wish and wants their roof to collapse. Looks like they have a couple upblast exhaust fans (for cooking hoods), remote compressors for walk-in coolers / freezers, as well as about 20-30 tons of regular air conditioning. Nuts.

  • When I lived in Arkansas, a man bragged to me that he had purchased one of the huge AC units from a Wal-Mart that had closed down, and hooked it up at his small house. He said he fired it up, went out for a while, and found his house frozen when he returned.
    True story – I kid you not.

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