Fun Facts About Your AC Unit

Fun Facts About
Your AC Unit

FUN FACT: In 1960, only 12% of U.S. households had air conditioning. Today, over 90% of U.S. homes have some sort of air conditioning unit (room, window) and over 70% of those homes use central air from an HVAC system.

HOW YOUR HVAC SYSTEM WORKS

BLOWER MOTOR

Draws warm air from
inside your home

AIR HANDLER

Absorbs that warm
air and cools it

CONDENSER

Sends cool refrigerant to
the handler to cool the air

COILS AND FAN

Expels heat from
the warm air

A HISTORY LESSON IN A/C

1830

Dr. John Gorrie created an early air conditioner that blew air over a bucket of ice to cool hospital rooms

1881

Naval engineers built a system that used an overhead fan to blow air across cloths saturated in ice-cold water. It could cool a room by 20 degrees, but required 250,000 lbs of ice to operate for one month

1902

The first modern air conditioner was invented by Willis Haviland Carrier as a solution to keep a printing plant in Brooklyn, N.Y. operatin

1925

The first marketers for air conditioning were movie theaters. The first debut was in 1925 at the Rivoli on Broadway in New York City

1928

The U/S/ House of Representatives installed their first air conditioners

A/C UNITS BY THE NUMBERS

58% of homes in the northeast use room or window units to stay cool

74% of homes on the west coast use central air units to cool their homes

TWEETS ABOUT A/C

On hot nights like these, I love my #airconditioning

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You don’t know what you got til it’s gone #airconditioning

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If I had one wish, it would be to stay cool forever #AC

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