The history of air conditioning

Sometimes it is useful to think about the history of our industry.  Eighty-five years ago, Willis Carrier gave an interview to a magazine that became today’s, “Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning” magazine. The year was 1929, and commercial air conditioning was essentially celebrating its 25th birthday.

Dr. Carrier thought that AC had gone from being an experiment to being a real industry.

“Twenty-five years ago “air conditioning” was an unknown quantity, either in theory or practice. Now it is a well established industry.

Today, air conditioning is recognized as a scientific method by which it is possible to control manufacturing conditions in certain industries, so that the products do not vary in quality from day to day and from season to season. Not only is quality maintained, but the production is not interrupted due to unfavorable weather conditions. Thus the cost of production is decreased.”

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