Let us be honest here—your air conditioner is a pretty important part of your life. But how much do you know about the system that keeps you cool all summer long? Believe it or not, your air conditioner may be a little more interesting than you would think. Don’t believe us? Check out these 7 amazing air conditioning facts!
- Movie theaters used to be the coolest—literally.
When air conditioning technology became more popular in the early 1900s, movie theater owners invested in AC systems to fill seats during the year’s stickiest and hottest days. It worked—most people did not have home air conditioning, so the movie theater was the perfect escape.
- The first air conditioner wasn’t designed for comfort.
In 1902, Willis Carrier, who worked for a publishing company, decided it was enough with his paper from expanding and ink from running during the summertime. He came up with the ideas for the first widely known factory-scale cooler!
- Ice was the original air conditioner.
Before ACs were there to keep things nice and comfortable, people would use big ice blocks to keep cool. In fact, the first air conditioners’ output ratings were measured based on how much ice would have been needed to achieve the same cooling power!
- Without AC, warmer states would be pretty empty.
Can you imagine living in Texas, Florida or other hot states if you did not have an AC? You are not alone—when home air conditioning became popular, the populations in these warmer states increased noticeably!
- You can thank your air conditioner for modern medicine.
Did you know that a lot of the medicines we use today were developed in laboratories with temperature-sensitive tools and equipment? In other words, we wouldn’t have medicines that fight everything from the common cold to cancer if it weren’t for our cooling systems.
- School’s out for the summer—thanks to the heat.
Before air conditioners, it was way very hot to learn during the summer months—and summer vacation was born. Fortunately, the idea stuck, and kids today get to enjoy the summertime with the benefit of a cooling system.
- Allergies and air conditioners go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Air conditioners have a positive effect on people who suffer from asthma. Why? Air conditioners can remove allergens and other smaller particles from indoor air, which means less sneezing and more relaxing.
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Your air conditioner is a pretty cool gadget so make sure it continues running smoothly! Here is another fun fact: if you live in Houston and need installation, repairs, or maintenance for your AC system, call Mirtron A/C & Heating, LLC at 281-859-5757 .