Sometimes it’s hard to believe that air conditioners weren’t always around, but the creation of air conditioners allowed so many advances in society that we don’t often recognize. For instance, did you know…

  1. The modern air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier, not for personal comfort, but for a publishing company. The AC kept temperature and humidity low too keep the paper from expanding and contracting
  2. Movie theaters were early adopters of air conditioning. Summer blockbuster exist because people would flock to the air conditioned movie theaters to escape the summer heat.
  3. Air conditioning has changed the way houses are built. High ceilings and large windows that allowed breeze to sweep through the home are no longer needed now that central air can cool all areas of the house.
  4. Air conditioning has helped increase life expectancy and advances in medicine. Hospitals with AC helped allowed advances in surgery, decreased infant mortality rate, inhibited bacteria, and help defeat malaria.
  5. AC has revolutionized many other industries besides medicine: the manufacture of computers and chipsets; data storage centers; the production, delivery, and storage of food; pharmaceutical manufacturing; and chemical manufacturing.

It’s amazing how important air conditioning has become in our daily lives. If you have any questions about your air conditioner, let us know! You can also talk to us on Facebook and Twitter.

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