Google could be developing a new idea for a bladeless air conditioner that offers a better seal with your window and lets you see straight through it. A new patent filing details the idea of a fanless air conditioner that’s quiet, nonobstructive, and doesn’t even necessarily use refrigerant to help cool your home.
The patent filed this week breaks down a number of problems with traditional air conditioner designs. They’re noisy, have poor seals that allow hot air to flow back into the home, block much of a window’s view, and prevent the window from being opened any further. Google’s solution to all of those is a fanless design that lets you see straight through the machine, while offering several cooling modes to minimize noise and power draw.
Google’s idea looks to operate in a similar manner to Dyson’s bladeless fan designs. By utilizing that concept along with a large section of insulated glass, Google’s air conditioner could allow light in from outside, thereby reducing the obstruction to the outside created by traditional window-mounted air conditioning units.