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Air Conditioning Fun Facts

Air Conditioning Fun Facts“It’s not a bad idea to occasionally spend a little time thinking about things you take for granted. Plain everyday things.”Evan Davis

In life, we take many things for granted.

Where would you be without your car? Just imagine having to ride a horse to work every day. Holy traffic jam, Batman! The car has made travel so much more convenient. Now a trip that would have taken hours only takes 15 minutes.

Where would you be without the telephone? Could you imagine trying to do business by letter? How would you get anything done? The phone helped make the world smaller. Now people can quickly and easily communicate with people far, far away.

Where would you be without the Internet? You certainly wouldn’t be reading this blog. That’s for sure. The Internet has forever changed the way in which we look at life. Don’t know a fact? Head to Google. Need directions? Head to Google. Want to try a new recipe? Head to Google. The Internet, like the phone, helped make the world just a little bit smaller.

But we are not worried about any of the above everyday items. We wanted to take a step back and look at one of the most important and underappreciated parts of your life: your AC system. Where would you be without your air conditioning system?

Air Conditioning Fun Facts

  1. The concept of air conditioning was conceived by Michael Faraday in 1820 after discovering that compressed and liquefied ammonia could chill air when it was allowed to evaporate.
  2. In 1902, Willis Carrier designed the very first air conditioner not for comfort, but because he needed a way to control the humidity in his New York publishing house.
  3. In 1903, the New York Stock Exchange in New York was one of the first structures to use air conditioning.
  4. In 1906, while exploring ways to add moisture to his textile mill, Stuart W. Cramer coined the term air conditioner. The technology actually helped improve the quality and condition of the cloth being made.
  5. Air conditioning has helped fuel the world of industry, increasing productivity. Since 1960, 60% of America’s economic growth can be attributed to air conditioning in the South and West. Before central air conditioning, industries took a summer vacation. Thanks air conditioning?
  6. Today, 87% of American homes are equipped with air conditioning.
  7. The United States uses roughly the same amount of energy annually to power its air conditioners as the entire continent of Africa uses. Period. 185 billion kilowatt hours of energy.

Where would you be without air conditioning? If you don’t want to find out, schedule your air conditioner maintenance today! Lack of proper maintenance by a licensed and qualified HVAC contractor is one of the leading causes of malfunctioning equipment and high operation costs.

To schedule your free in-home HVAC consultation, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Make sure to check us out on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ as well!

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