Weathermakers To The World

Since 1902, Carrier has cultivated a history of proven innovation in the heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, enabling global comfort and efficiency.

1876-1902

The Invention That Changed the World

The World Before Cool

1876

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The World Before Cool

The world was a very different place before modern air conditioning. Read More

Slide Rule

1881

Innovation

Slide Rule

This slide rule, a circular calculating instrument, was patented in 1881 and helped Willis Carrier invent modern air conditioning. Read More

Starting the Engine

1902

Innovation

Starting the Engine

Carrier starts the engine that will drive the first modern air conditioning system. Read More

Carrier’s Beginnings

1902

Leadership

Carrier’s Beginnings

Before launching Carrier, Willis Carrier was an engineer at Buffalo Forge Company. Read More

Dr. Carrier, “The Chief”

1902

Leadership

Dr. Carrier, “The Chief”

Willis Carrier invents modern air conditioning in July 1902. Read More

1903-1914

The Launch of Carrier Air Conditioning of America

The First Central System

1906

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The First Central System

Buffalo Forge Company begins selling Carrier’s “Apparatus for Treating Air.” Read More

Textile Plants Adopt A/C

1906

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Textile Plants Adopt A/C

The textile industry was one of the earliest adoptees of air conditioning. Read More

The Magna Carta

1911

Innovation

The Magna Carta

Willis Carrier presents his Rational Psychrometric Formulae. Read More

Carrier Around the World

1914

Commitment

Carrier Around the World

Carrier air conditioning installations begin to spread across the globe. Read More

Home Comfort Begins

1914

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Home Comfort Begins

The first residential application of Carrier air conditioning is completed.  Read More

1915-1921

Manufactured Weather

Carrier Engineering Corporation

1915

Commitment

Carrier Engineering Corporation

Willis Carrier and six other young engineers launch Carrier Engineering Corporation. Read More

Contributing to the War Effort

1915

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Contributing to the War Effort

Carrier air conditioning plays an important role in manufacturing during World War I. Read More

A Woman Engineer

1917

Leadership

A Woman Engineer

America’s first female air-conditioning engineer is hired at Carrier. Read More

Newark Research Lab

1918

Leadership

Newark Research Lab

A look inside one of Carrier’s early research labs in Newark, New Jersey.  Read More

A Mechanical Weather Man

1919

Innovation

A Mechanical Weather Man

The Mechanical Weather Man authors a book about the benefits of air conditioning. Read More

1922-1929

Beyond the Factory

Centrifugal Chilling Takes Off

1922

Innovation

Centrifugal Chilling Takes Off

Carrier unveils the first centrifugal chiller in 1922. Read More

On the Way to 2,000

1922

Leadership

On the Way to 2,000

Carrier inspects the company’s first centrifugal chiller in Syracuse, NY. Read More

Indoor Ice

1925

Innovation

Indoor Ice

Madison Square Garden employs Carrier centrifugal chillers to cool patrons and the ice. Read More

Taking Comfort Skyward

1926

Innovation

Taking Comfort Skyward

Carrier completes its first multi-story office installation in Fresno, California. Read More

Central Air Goes Vertical

1928

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Central Air Goes Vertical

Carrier is part of the first skyscraper to install comfort cooling during construction. Read More

1930-1940

Weathermakers to the World

Movin’ On Up

1930

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Movin’ On Up

Sale of Carrier window-sill-height Weathermaster units begins. Read More

Thailand Comes to Carrier

1931

Commitment

Thailand Comes to Carrier

King Prajadhipok of Siam visits Carrier’s Newark facility. Read More

Carrier Takes to the Seas

1931

Innovation

Carrier Takes to the Seas

Carrier is on board the first cruise ship to employ air conditioning for passenger comfort. Read More

A Preview of the Future

1937

Commitment

A Preview of the Future

Carrier solidifies its strong relationship with Japanese customers. Read More

The Igloo of Tomorrow

1939

Innovation

The Igloo of Tomorrow

Carrier air conditioning takes center stage at the World’s Fair in 1939. Read More

1941-1950

Distinguished Service

An Air Conditioned War

1941

Commitment

An Air Conditioned War

During World War II, Carrier focuses on supporting the Allied war effort. Read More

Carrier Helps the War Effort

1942

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Carrier Helps the War Effort

Carrier air conditioning plays an essential role in manufacturing supplies and munitions. Read More

Refrigerators in the Field

1944

Commitment

Refrigerators in the Field

Allied troops around the world enjoy safe, fresh food thanks in part to Carrier technology. Read More

Keeping Transit Cool

1946

Innovation

Keeping Transit Cool

Carrier equips the world’s first air-conditioned bus. Read More

Willis Carrier Passes Away

1950

Leadership

Willis Carrier Passes Away

On a trip to New York City on October 7, 1950, Willis Carrier passes away. Read More

1951-1978

Growing With the Baby Boomers

Air Conditioning Turns 50

1952

Innovation

Air Conditioning Turns 50

Carrier celebrates the 50th anniversary of air conditioning. Read More

Residential Community

1956

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Residential Community

The largest contract in the history of residential air conditioning is awarded to Carrier. Read More

Carrier Goes Mobile

1957

Innovation

Carrier Goes Mobile

By the 1950s, Carrier offerings span from large chillers to small units for mobile homes. Read More

Reimagining Refrigerated Transport

1968

Leadership

Reimagining Refrigerated Transport

Carrier introduces the first front-wall refrigeration unit for containers. Read More

110 Floors of Cooling

1971

Leadership

110 Floors of Cooling

The contract for air conditioning in the world’s tallest building is awarded to Carrier. Read More

1979-1993

Expanded Global Reach

UTC Acquires Carrier

1979

Leadership

UTC Acquires Carrier

Carrier is acquired by United Technologies. Read More

Carrier Goes Digital

1980

Commitment

Carrier Goes Digital

Carrier products play an essential role in enabling the technology that drives the Internet. Read More

Environmental Stewardship

1990

Commitment

Environmental Stewardship

Carrier pioneers environmentally responsible products, services and education.  Read More

Preserving a Masterpiece

1993

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Preserving a Masterpiece

Carrier engineers develop a brilliant solution to preserve the Sistine Chapel frescoes. Read More

Global Sustainability

1993

Commitment

Global Sustainability

As a natural leader, Carrier leads the phase-out of CFC-based chillers in the U.S. Read More

1994-PRESENT

Natural Leadership

Hitting the Century Mark

2002

Leadership

Hitting the Century Mark

Carrier celebrates the centennial of modern air conditioning. Read More

Gold Medal Performance

2008

Commitment

Gold Medal Performance

Innovative Carrier technology puts on a medal-worthy performance in Beijing in 2008.  Read More

Carrier Takes the LEED

2011

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Carrier Takes the LEED

A Carrier commercial plant becomes the first of its kind to be LEED® Gold Certified. Read More

To Infinity…and Beyond!

2011

Innovation

To Infinity…and Beyond!

Carrier introduces the company’s most efficient air source heat pump. Read More

110 Years and Counting

2012

Leadership

110 Years and Counting

Carrier celebrates a legacy of innovation as modern air conditioning reaches a new milestone.  Read More