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Air-con can be good for you

going round to friends for dinner parties or drinks. Why at these occasions do I always attract middle age men with sandals and beards who between mouthfuls of mung bean salad and cous cous come up to talk to me about what I do.

As soon as I mention I’m a fridge / aircon engineer they launch into a tirade about how cooling isn’t required when you live this far north and how we are ruining the planet.

Well now I have a good news story to tell them about aircon. It appears that recently a boy was saved from certain death by an aircon unit in China.

The boy had fallen off an eighth floor balcony and ended up wedged behind a condensing unit. The unit quite literally saved his life.

If the owner of the flat had been a mung bean munching sandal wearer the kid would have died.

Thank heavens for air conditioning.

Readers' comments (3)

  • CoolZone

    I saw that picture, it was a lucky escape for the kid, at least the outdoor unit was installed correctly and fixed securely to the wall, otherwise the ending would not have been such a happy ending to this story

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  • Air conditioning is definitely your friend during those hot times of year. I've run an Commercial AC and Refrigeration company for over 20 years, so I know how important it is. Check up out www.crhinc.com

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  • That is an amazing story. That kid owes his life to an air conditioning unit, what a lucky escape.

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