You are lucky to get through the hottest and coolest days of the year without breaking a sweat or getting ice cold. Thanks to your heating and cooling systems for being the savior of your comfort. But, don’t you know that there are still more to your HVAC systems than keeping your convenience? Here are 8 fun facts that you probably do not know yet.
Fact One: It was in 1902 when Willis Carrier designed the first air conditioning unit but not for cooling your homes. It was designed to provide a convenient indoor atmosphere in his publishing house to prevent his papers from expanding and contracting.
Fact Two: The first heating system was used by the Romans which they named “hypocaust”. It sends heat through the walls and floors of rich Roman homes.
Fact Three: In 1913, Charles Gates built the first fully air-conditioned home in Minneapolis but sadly, he died just before he experienced to live in the mansion.
Fact Four: The amount of energy used to power the entire continent of Africa is equivalent to the amount of energy consumed for air conditioning alone in the U.S. This is why HVAC technicians are in high demands in the country.
Fact Five: Air conditioning has greatly contributed to making movie theaters as one of the most successful businesses back in the early twentieth century. Many people would gather in theater houses not just for the film but also to enjoy the cool air inside. This is where the term “Summer Blockbuster” started.
Fact Six: The field of medicine is one of the most benefited aspects of air conditioning. The formulation of important medicines and antidotes is made possible with the cool temperature inside the laboratories.
Fact Seven: Studies conducted by American researchers show that the chances of dying due to extremely hot temperatures have decreased by more than 80% over the last 50 years in the advent of air conditioning.
Fact Eight: There are approximately 300,000 miles or more of natural gas pipelines in the U.S. If you were to weld every single one of them together, the new pipeline could reach the distance of the moon and beyond.
Your heating and cooling system may not be a fun topic to tackle, but you can always find interesting facts by taking a glimpse of its history. For more helpful HVAC information, you can always ask the professionals at Rhino Heating and Air Conditioning.