Today, we cannot imagine a modern home without air conditioners, but in this blog we will be exploring the times, when even after its discovery, modern AC’s were still not part of Houses!
1. Indians have used a type of air conditioning method for hundreds of years. They used wet leaves as drapery on the windows which helps in converting the hot air current to a cooler one through evaporation.
2. Air Conditioner, the machine to control the temperature according to the outside weather conditions, was first invented in 1902.
3. Willis Haviland Carrier devised the earliest modern air-conditioning system in New York, as a worker in a printing company.
4. The company was facing issues with four-colour printing due to inconsistent air quality.
5. He received a patent for his solution in 1906, launching an industry that would improve the way we live, work, and play.
6. According to Willis, it was a foggy Pittsburgh train platform in 1902 when he thought about air-conditioning.
7. In 1906, the textile enterprise was among the earliest and most enthusiastic adopters of modern air conditioning.
8. In 1924, Air Conditioners came out of industries at J.L. Hutton Department Store.
10. Other than India, in Ancient Egypt, water-soaked leaves were hung on window ledges. When the wind blew, it evaporated the water on the leaves and made the air around them cooler.
11. In Ancient Rome, water from canals flowed through the walls of certain houses to keep them cool.
So now if someone says “Thank God for AC” you will know to really thank Willis Carrier!