The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1954 · Page 22
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 22

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1954
Page 22
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BLTTRETILLB CARK.) COURIER NEW! MONDAY, MAT SI, 1954 ECONOMY MODEL — Here is a quality air famous Henry Dreyfuss in soft tones of Alpine conditioning at the lowest price ever for RCA Mt h.p. capacity. The "Fifty Standard" gives you all of the major RCA features . . . Push Button Control! . . . Heart-of-Cold Compressor . . . Hush- A-Bye fans . . . Permanent Filters. Styled by Gray and Pacific Pearl, the "Fifty Standard" makes a handsome addition to any room . . , provides wonderful cool comfort for better sleeping, better living the year 'round. With accent on coior and styling, fee Radio Corporation of America feic year presents seven different jnodels of room and home air conditioning for the American market. RCA's 1954 home units range from the economical one-third horsepower "Thirty-Three" to the tops in cooling efficiency, the one and one-half horsepower "Console J60." Th* "Thirty-Three" is designed to comfortably cool small and medium size rooms, up to 230 square feet. It is the lowest priced of RCA's units but still gives the famed RCA performance. Next in size is the RCA "F.ifty", designed for average-size rooms where conditions call for more cooling power. The "Fifty" will cool comfortably up to 325 square feet. It has a built-in thermostat. And the "Fifty", like the "Thirty-Three", does not interfere with drapes. Both extend only 10 11/32 inches into the room. For larger rooms, RCA this year offers the "Seventy Five", a three- quarter horsepower unit that cools and dehumidifies larger rooms up to 400 square feet. Next comes the "Seventy Five Deluxe", with cooling -power for comfort in rooms up to 485 square feet. It, too, has a built ni thermo- The RCA "One Hundred" is the most powerful of the window units. A full one horsepower, this big- capacity model is engineered for rooms as large as 620 square feet. It has a built-in thermostat and a concealed panel light. RCA makes two console models. The smallest is the "Console 100", a beautiful one horsepower unit of clean, contemporary design for rooms up to 620 square feet. It comes in three attractive finishes, blond, mahogany or steel. The largest of RCA's lines is the "Console 150", a one and onerhalf horsepower unit that gives top cooling efficiency for rooms up to 835 square feet. It has the extra air moving capacity needed in larger areas. It also has easy temperature control with thermostat ssd comes in blond, mahogany or steel. Styled by Henry Dreyfuss, the window units come in alpine gray and pacific pearl. ' Home Air Conditioning Booming Field How fast is residential air conditioning moving? More than 100,000 complete home air conditioning systems **H b« installed this year as compared to 50,000 in 1953 and 16,000 in 1952. In addition more than aOO.OOO of the more than 1,200,000 room air conditioners sold this year will be installed in residences. By 1958 installation of complete ventral systems will have reached nearly 2J3 of a million units annually, any r»y 1863 they'll be going Into houses at a rate exceeding 1-1(4 million installations annually. This growth means that only five years hence, by the end of 1958, there will be nearly two million single-family Jiomes equipped with year-round conditioning, not including large apartment houses air conditioning systems. By then th* non-air-conditioned house will have started down the long road to obsolescence traveled previously by the horse and buggy, tbe hand-crank phonograph, and otbtr outmoded devices of tarlkr 1 Designing of Houses Feeling Impact of Air Conditioning By DAVID G. BAKEUTHER (AP Real Estate Editor) AIR CONDITIONING is changing the styles of houses, sizes and shapes of homesites, landscaping, roofs placement of windows, the direction in which a house may face and many other features. The result is that anyone planning to build a new house might be prudent to consider these factors, whether air conditioning is planned in the equipment or not. To own a house that could be converted economically for air conditioning might prove to be a better investment than a house calling for major alterations. The reason such details are becoming so important is that they can save the homeowner money. * * • "A FLAT ROOF is harder to cool than an -attic house," say the experts. "A cathedral ceiling—running up to the rafters —is one of the hardest to cool. "A house in a treeless tract must handle about twice as big a heat load as the same house in the woods. "White paint is one of the cheapest ways to cut cooling costs. "Old fashioned shutters are hard to beat for shielding east and west windows. "A house in Minneapolis needs a much wider overhang on its southern side than a house in Dallas." * • • THESE ARE SOME of the facts developed in research by the University of Illinois, the National Warm Air and Air Conditioning Association and House & Home Architects are making use of such information in designing houses. An "Idea and Fact Book" published by the Carrier Corp.. for the use of 5,000 architects, says: *' "In any residence there are five major sources of heat with, direct radiation from the sun and' heat from outside atmosphere accounting for three-quarters or more of the total heat load. "These factors will compensate for the sun: "1. Designing the proper overhang which will shield walls and windows from the sun's radiation. Overhangs must be gauged for the section of the country in which* the home is located, because of the angle of the sun at various, distances from the equator. "2. Locate trees, planting, gar-, ages or other structures to do a shading -job for rooms that would get the direct sun. "3. Windows should be so lo-. cated whenever possible as to miss the direct rays of the sun. Usually large windows should look to the north, or under an overhang to the south. "4. Venetian blinds can be used on windows that face to the sun. "5. Light colored houses with white roofs absorb less heat than dark colors. This helps to reduce the heat load." Convent/on Ticket FAIRBURY, Neb. (/P)—Have you ever fussed with those long, folded railroad tickets while on a trip? Railroad men like them. The program for the two-day convention of the Nebraska Assn. of Brotherhoods of Railroad Trainmen was printed in the form of a long ticket, with sections to be detached as delegates went from sessions to luncheons to banquets and a dance. Buffalo Bill is buried in a tomb Malted from solid rock on Look- OoUtoa, Col. KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER KHOWATT . With an automatic ROOM AIR CONDITIONER to YM* Moofcte Ark-Mo Power Co. We never notice the heat since we got our RCA AIR CONDITIONER We've ordered one, r too, rrom. /. 61 IMPLEMENT COMPANY YOU'LL FEEL BETTER WITH AN RCA AIR CONDITIONER AS LITTLE AS DOWN Wonderful cool nights! ! ! Glorious relief from hot, muggy days that sap your energy and ruffle your temper. That's only part of what an RCA Air Conditioner can mean to you. You'll breathe fresh, clean air with dirt, dust and pollen filtered out. There'll be less dusting and cleaning to do—no penalties from steaming humidity that causes mildew. You'll live better, work better, feel better when you have an RCA Air Conditioner. Come in and let us show you how easy it is to own ont. TAKE MONTHS TO PAY ONLY RCA OFFERS ALL THESE FEATURES: THE HEIGHT OF EFFICIENCY in cooling capacity and quite, trouble-free operation is a:=wr- ed by RCA's "Heart of Cold" Compressor. Five-Year warranty on entire hemetically sealed cooling system. NEW CLIMATE TUNER control panel with all dials concealed in a convenient lift-top panel. RCA FACTORY SERVICI means perfect installation and expert service by RCA's own technicians. Ask about optional low - cost contract. COME IN TODAY-SEE THE RCA! 61 IMPLEMENT CO NORTH HJGHWAY 61 PHONE 2-2142

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