Air Conditioning: Not Just for Comfort Anymore

11/22/2013 11:37:45


Air conditioning plays a crucial part for many businesses and industrial buildings across the entire planet.

These days, going without air conditioning during the hotter months of the year—no matter where in the world it may be—can seem like a necessity rather than a luxury. Air conditioner units provide a plethora of benefits, whether it is for comfort or for health hazards.

Air conditioner units were invented by Willis Haviland Carrier during the early 1900s. He was asked to assist a publishing company called Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing & Publishing Company in Brooklyn, New York, with an issue they had involving scorching high temperatures interfering with their work.

Willis Carrier submitted drawings for what would soon become the world’s first modern air conditioner unit. In 1902, Willis Carrier’s addition of humidity control was what set all other air conditioners apart from the rest. After this discovery, authorities in the world of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning came to the conclusion that AC must perform the four following functions:

  • Control temperature
  • Control humidity
  • Control air circulation and ventilation
  • Cleanse the air

Air conditioner units still follow these quintessential functions to this day. Thanks to Willis Haviland Carrier, we have the invention of air conditioning.

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