Can you imagine the world with no air conditioning? It feels like it has been around for a long time, but it wasn’t too long ago that we had to go without. I’m sure some of you can remember this time. Air conditioning, in opinion, is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th Century.
Only about 10% of homes possessing AC in 1965. However, once it caught on and became more accessible, especially in the hot south, it spread like wildfire. By 2007, 86% of homes were equipped with air conditioning. We prefer it that way!
We often take our in-home climate control for granted. 100 years ago, before the invention of air conditioning, when it got too hot, things just shut down shut down in the summer, including our government.
Now, some people might argue that shutting down the government was good thing… but this is not a political post.
In 1928, two air ducts were installed to bring relief to the congressmen suffering in the hot and muggy Washington, DC July. The system didn’t look or work quite the way it does today, using water instead of refrigerant to cool the air. But, the basic principals were in place with cool air being circulated throughout the building via ducts.
Today, we rely on the refrigerant R410 A to cool air. The ductwork is smaller but the end result is still a cool, comfortable room.
You can read more here if you are curious about this first installation in our nation’s capital http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/capitol-air-conditioning-tunnel.
Today, you can’t afford to just shut down your office and send your workers home. You need to make sure you have the right air conditioning unit in place to keep you and your employee cool, productive and happy.
Bryant is your go-to for high-quality air conditioning installation and air conditioning repair for your home as well as for your office building.