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Dear Prof Steve

Can we have a Single Air conditioner unit - Heavy capacity Ton
in a Residential House located outside in a Balcony and the cooling air is distributed through ceiling carried in ducting  
or piping media method ?.

For example : 4 Room Residential House - 2 Bedroom, 1 Hall room and 1 Kitchen room.

Now cooling air will flow throughout the House from the ceiling ducts/pipes.

In this case we will have four remote controls for each unit in the ceiling duct where we can switch on/off individual unit
Can we have a single remote control which will control all the four rooms temperature i.e. 1 Hall room, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Kitchen room.

The Normal way which we do was purchasing 4 AC units and installing all the four units in all 4 rooms. There are four remote controls for each unit installed.

Is this possible to design this type of Central Air Conditioning System for Residential Houses ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

I don't see why it would not be possible, but this is not a physics question.  I have asked you to stop asking me non-physics questions in the past, please refrain.  I limit my number of questions per day due to time constraints (this is not my job), and every question you ask means someone else didn't get to.  I'm also aware that you tend to ask the same exact questions to several of my scientist friends, this is not the purpose of this site.


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I can answer most basic physics questions, physics questions about science fiction and everyday observations of physics, etc. I'm also usually good for science fair advice (I'm the regional science fair director). I do not answer homework problems. I will occasionally point out where a homework solution went wrong, though. I'm usually good at explaining odd observations that seem counterintuitive, energy science, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and alternative theories of physics are my specialties.


I was a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, research in nuclear technology and nuclear astrophysics. My travelling science show saw over 20,000 students of all ages. I taught physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation safety, vacuum technology, and answer tons of questions as I tour schools encouraging students to consider careers in science. I moved on to a non-academic job with more research just recently.

Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, research in nuclear astrophysics reactions, gamma-ray astronomy technology, and advanced nuclear reactors.

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