The heat of the summer can be unbearable on some days and for many of us that have an air conditioning system, it’s easy to simply click on the unit without thinking about all of the work and innovation that went into the creation of the machine. Have you wondered about the history of air conditioning? Here, you’ll learn a bit of history about how modern air conditioning started.
The Inventor of Modern Air Conditioning: Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier was an inventor from a young age. In 1901, he earned an engineering degree from Cornell University and the next year, an idea took root in his mind. As he stood on a foggy train platform in Philadelphia and recognized that he could dry the air by passing it through water – this created the fog. If he did this, then there would be a way to manufacture air with precise amounts of moisture. A year later, he had invented a way to control the humidity in the air: this is the fundamental building block for how air conditioning operates today. His invention earned him the name “The Father of Air Conditioning” and soon, the invention allowed other industries to flourish and ultimately, it bolstered the economy, making it stronger. Wartime supplies were made with greater ease, the baking industry began thriving, and other products were given the opportunity to launch into the world. Without Carrier’s invention, we wouldn’t have many of the products that we have today.
Today, Willis Carrier’s legacy continues on in the company name. The heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration products that Carrier creates and sells have made them a world-recognized company. Carrier’s innovative spirit lives on and is still one of the driving forces of the company’s operations.
The sales team at Hybrid knows a lot about the Carrier systems and is able to find right one that will fit in your home or office space. Got a set budget? No worries. We won’t pressure you to buy one that doesn’t fit within your financial plan. We’re happy to come out and look at your space and advise you if a simple repair is the best way to go or if you need a complete air conditioner replacement. No matter how big or small the air conditioner replacement or repair job is, we’re committed to serving our customers with efficiency and integrity.