A home in rural Kansas can now be fitted with an air conditioner that will automatically shut down when the temperature falls below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
The installation was designed to be self-sustaining, meaning it will shut down in the event of a power outage or a power failure.
But the homeowner was worried that he wouldn’t have the power to shut down the unit on his own.
“It’s kind of like having a furnace with the temperature in your house fluctuating every day, and if it goes below 70 I can’t have it shut down,” said the homeowner.
The air conditioning unit is installed inside the home.
It shuts down when it senses a problem, so it is also able to shut off if there is a power shortage.
The home’s owner, Mike Vetter, says his home’s air conditioners are very reliable, and they will shut off automatically at any time.
He says the home will be inoperable if the temperature drops below 70°F for a prolonged period of time.
“We’re going to be in business for the next several years, and we’re going with an Air Conditioner that is fully automatic,” he said.
“I think it’s a good solution for people that want to be able to control their temperature without having to take their temperature in a room with a temperature gauge.”
The installation of a central air conditioning system has been a relatively new one for Kansas.
Last year, the state installed 1,400 central air conditioning units.
The system is used in about 1.5 million homes.