7 Interesting Things to Know About Air Conditioning
Air conditioning keeps you cool and provides relief from the nearly year-round Florida heat. But did you ever think about where air conditioning originated, or how people lived before it was invented? While you enjoy the last hot days of the summer, chill out with these fun facts about air conditioning:
1. Movie theaters featured air conditioning before many other public places, and theaters released major movies in the summer to draw in large crowds. Thus the term “summer blockbuster.”
2. The first electrical air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier in Buffalo, New York, for a publishing company.
3. Packard became the first mainstream automobile company to feature air conditioning in their cars in 1939. Before that, air conditioning was only available in limousines.
4. Herbert Hoover had air conditioning installed in the White House in 1930, just after the stock market crash. The system cost $30,000.
5. Textile manufacturer, Stuart Cramer, coined the term “air conditioning” in 1906, because the processing improved the “condition” of his products.
6. One day soon, thanks to miniaturization, even computer chips might be air-conditioned.
7. Every year, air conditioning helps millions of people cope with their allergies.
In need of air conditioning or heating services? Sea Coast Air Conditioning can help. We offer a variety of products and services designed to keep your home cool for less. Give us a call today to learn more, or schedule your appointment online.