The Wonderful Invention of Air Conditioning!

September 11, 2018

Air conditioning is such a ubiquitous part of life that it is hard to imagine a time without it. Even so, people did without HVAC units for thousands of years as AC was only invented in 1902 and it was decades before HVAC units were installed in businesses and homes across the nation. Who Invented Air Conditioning? In 1902, Willis Carrier invented the first air conditioning unit to run on electricity. The unit was able to not only control the temperature but also reduce humidity. In 1915, Mr. Carrier founded the Carrier Air Conditioning Company of America to promote his new invention. He began installing residential AC units in homes shortly thereafter although it wasn’t until 1933 that the company developed an air conditioner with the belt-driven condensing unit and mechanical controls that is now the standard model for AC units manufactured by a wide range of companies. Air Conditioning Goes Viral The installation of air conditioning units in homes in the 1920s is credited with encouraging large numbers of people to migrate from northern states to hotter southern states such as Texas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. Even so, it wasn’t until the 1950s that unit sales expanded dramatically...

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