• If I used an air conditioner in Antarctica would the room get colder or warmer
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    • HVAC tech here, it would do nothing as the outside ambient temperature would be so low that the gas would freeze, yes even a heat pump would fail, usually only good down to around 36 degrees Fahrenheit.
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    • Wouldn’t you like to know, Weather boy?
      Boat_Man 8 aug
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    • The air outside would pull TOO much heat from the condenser that the refrigerant would all condense to it's liquid state. You would either freeze the evaporator solid if there is enough moisture to freeze, or slug the shit out of the compressor and destroying it.
      Arlaul 8 aug
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    • It would break, thats why is Alaska we have oil heaters or wood burning stoves
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    • Mostly it would get colder because air conditioners take the humidity out of the air first before it cools the air
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    • The working fluid would fail and it would do nothing. But if it didn’t it would blow cold. Ac just moves heat outside.
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    • Good question
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    • Are people not aware of heat pumps?
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    • it would get colder because it cools the air stupid
      hert_man 8 aug
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    • Warmer probably. Ac units run a coolant through them like a fridge. If that freezes, and it probably would, then its the minimal warmth from the electricity running through it and friction from the fan. You wouldn't notice it, but it would be warmer air.
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    • Depends on the ambient temperature of the room to begin with
      BLUE_SUS 8 aug
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    • If you want to heat up your room just install your AC backwards. controls will be on the other side though.
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    • Ferb I know what we’re gonna do today
      Jpram518 8 aug
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    • Well, the way it works is it pulls in air and cools it down, so I think it will get colder, but idk
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    • Fucking nerds.
      jake333 10 aug
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    • Nice
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    • Black hole
      sully201 8 aug
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    • Considering it didn't break, wouldn't it no longer be called an ac, and instead be called a heater, if an ac unit pushes out 4 degree air in order to cool off a room, if the already lower than that, the room would then get hotter
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    • Anybody have Hank hill on hand because I would recommend propane
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    • No. The air conditioner's parts n compressor oil, gas...i mean everything frozen. I think the manuals say something about maximum low temperatures.
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    • Put it in backwards and use it as a heater
      A_Cactus_ 11 aug
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    • Wouldn’t it do nothing? AC units have thermostats and are designed to cool when it gets above a certain temperature. It will always be below that temperature. It isn’t a whole climate control system.
      LoveHerds 11 aug
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    • Once on a trip to Oklahoma during an ice storm in ‘10, we turned on the AC to warm up the bungalows we were given by the army.
      W_Puck 11 aug
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    • Colder
      zxasy 11 aug
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    • The thermistor wouldn’t allow the ac compressor run all it would do is run the fan
      deepblue 11 aug
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    • Warmer, air conditioners are not always meant to cool the air, they constitution it, some do have the ability to heat rooms
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    • Why on earth would it get warmer?
      JoMan 11 aug
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    • Air conditioner take air and cool it, it doesn't set it to a temperature it just makes it lower, the air in the Antarctic is already so cold it wouldn't be able to do anything
      TNTNuke 10 aug
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    • The fan would run, thats it
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    • Depends on how you use it
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    • Neither: the water inside would freeze
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    • If it's in a ROOM in Antarctica then it's in a heated research station and there by yes, would make the room cooler if outside and used check Arlaul's answer
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    • Warmer technically
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    • If it’s -40 degrees outside and you set your AC unit to 45 it would get warmer. Common scents
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    • You could actually flip it around and make it a heater if you wanted
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    • Technically heat always flows from warm to cold so you’d be heating up the air around you
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    • It simply wouldn’t turn on as the temp is lower then the temp setting on any air conditioner. Also the refrigerant would freeze.
      zazalamel 10 aug
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    • It would get colder because they take air from outside, cool it down, and blow it inside. So yes, it would be colder
      D125 10 aug
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    • Uh colder it takes the outside air and conditions it to make it colder
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    • As a dude using a pos car in a cold state I do warm up the car running the ac
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    • Air conditioner wouldn’t work. 1: AC won’t activate unless the thermostat reads a temp higher than what it’s set to (I’ve never heard of any that can be set to -40 degrees) and 2: the compressor would freeze over, just like when you leave it on too cold for too long.
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    • If the whole unit was inside the habitat it would make the air warmer
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    • in arc it would be warmer.
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    • I watched that episode last nigth
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    • It depends if the room you’re in is insulated and your breathing heavy
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    • uhhh... neither. ac doesn't turn on unless the room is hotter than the set temp... y'all ever used a thermostat before?
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    • Heat pumps move energy from one place to another so it would move the heat out of the room
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    • Warmer bc the air from the a/c won’t go below 40 probably and Antarctica is a lot colder than that so it would be warmer
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    • Assuming it worked probably warmer unless your ac can push out 32degrees minimum
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    • An AC unit just would regulate the hot and cold so if there is no heat how will the AC work to make hot air?🤔
      boy6025 9 aug
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    • This argument is the same as if a heater can run at 110f, it can, but it only blows 110f+ temp. In this scenario the equipment literally can't function under that temperature
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    • Personal Experience tells me the ac would either freeze and thus burn out trying to run or just make the room colder
      iDejay 9 aug
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    • Pretty sure it gets colder?
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    • IVzay2 9 aug
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    • If you put it reversed but in side other side out wouldn’t it get warmer since the moter has to run granted wont be much maybe warm your hands
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    • I'm even if the coolant is cold enough to remove heat from the surrounding air, you would either get room tempurature cold or a bit colder cold.
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    • It doesn’t fucking matter cause there’s no electricity in Antarctica
      TurtI 9 aug
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    • Colder. Then it would break
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    • The air conditioner would freeze and not work.
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    • I'm honestly curious now
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    • Well its below freezing so the water couldn't condense and if it did it would freeze up.
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    • Colder
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    • Neither, the condenser would freeze because of the air temperature wouldn't chase the state of the refrigerant
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    • Warmer, and please argue against me
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    • Here come all the experts
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    • Aero enginer here. The ambient temp is lower than the temp setting. If you can keep it from breaking, then the air would probably be warmed up by the unit's waste heat.
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    • It would freeze and stop blowing air.
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    • AC Units, even though they produce cold air would create a lot of thermal energy when in use. Therefore wherever the heat is vented, that room would be slightly warmer.
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    • Colder
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    • Hotter no matter what temp you put it on
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    • I think it would probably freeze and stop working in a few minutes.
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    • It would continue to get colder, assuming the refrigerant doesn’t freeze
      Hackz 8 aug
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    • Colder??
      Splopur 8 aug
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    • Colder
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    • In winter one time I turned on the qc and it warmed up the car
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    • HVAC tech here. Nothing would happen. The unit wouldnt even turn on
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    • It would try to take the heat out of the air but since there isn’t much heat it wouldn’t really make a difference
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    • Colder.
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    • Warmer, u are adding energy to the system with little energy
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    • It would probably just break from freezing
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    • If you stick an air conditioner in a room and don’t vent the exhaust outside, the room will get warmer
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    • Warmer
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    • Actually, some places there get so cold that their refrigerators are essentially heaters that keep your food from freezing
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    • The AC would freeze up most likely
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    • Assuming you have tampered with the temperature sensor to make it so the air conditioner would actually run (not just the fan), you would freeze the air conditioner and break it.
      The_Lime 8 aug
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    • Well, considering that you choose your desired temp on the AC and then it will keep the room at that temp lower, it would do nothing unlesd you set it to a lower temp than the natural temp
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    • You can set some window AC units to pump out 80 degree air so it depends on what you want ig
      asand64 8 aug
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    • Wouldn't the thermostat just prevent the A/C from turning on?
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    • Try using that bad boy on the layer of permafrost lmao
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    • If the hot side is outside it world still pump heat out assuming the working fluid doesn’t freeze and clog the line
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    • Neither, it makes air cold when it dehumidifies the air, but Antarctica is one of the driest places on earth and the snow is only there because of like 100,000 years of build up
      Gont41 8 aug
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    • You all dont know how AC works apparently
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    • Thermodynamics demands to know your assumptions. Is it a perfect air conditioner where no energy is wasted as heat? Is the room perfectly insulated?
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    • seeing all the scientists in the comments I guess we are the high iq individuals reddit wishes they were
      redtit 8 aug
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    • It wouldn't function. AC needs a temperature difference to function. If the ambient temp is lower than the temp the ac needs then the evaporator core will freeze. Making the system innefective.
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    • Why tf would you use an ac in Antarctica? is the best question
      187GH0ST 8 aug
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