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Who Knew? Some Fun AC Facts to Ponder

Air conditioning facts might not be something the average person thinks about often, but there are some very interesting things to learn about AC and it’s history. All of us know that during the hottest summer months, we can’t go without air conditioning. We also know that we’ve come a long way from its original design. Most America homes, businesses and venues are outfitted with AC units. With advances in energy efficiency throughout the years, air conditioners use about 6% of all the electricity produced in the US. Surprisingly though, air conditioning was not originally invented to keep people cool. Read on to learn about this and another little known AC fact.

AC Fact #1: Keeping People Cool was never a Priority

Surprise! Mr. Willis Carrier invented the modern air conditioner in 1902. He was commissioned by a publishing company in New York. The interesting thing is that cooling down the hard working publishing employees was not the intent. Reducing the humidity and heat in the building was needed to reduce problems with the inks as well as the paper. Being unable to control the varying humidity was causing unique issues with ink drying and bleeding and the paper expanding and contracting. Cooling the workers was just an added bonus.

AC Fact #2: Summer Movies Blockbusters were created

In the early 1900’s movie theaters were some of the first businesses to invest in new AC technology.… Read More