Ralf Hutter wrote:
Yeah, but if Ramdom and I ducted our intakes to the outside we'd be pulling in air with a temp of 95-110°F for six months out of the year. That wouldn't help our system cooling at all.
I understand that - that's why I was saying the comparison was not valid.
Even in the middle of the summer, the average high temp in Vancouver
is a whopping 70°F, so you can see where ducting outside air to cool his system would work considerably better than for us poor schmucks down here in the tropics.
Fair enough - 70F will surely help. But what do you do when the temp hits 88f (according to that site, that's the top end) ? Not run your PC ? Close off the duct ? If you rely on that 70F air to cool it down, wouldn't the PC overheat without ANY air ? The average temp is great and all, but to me at least, it seems the extreme would be the big concern... I'm not trying to be difficult - just trying to understand why there's no concern for the really hot days.
Incidently, I surfed that site some more: I don't know why I live here
... Extreme low -31F, extreme high 95. Geeeeez...