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In this month’s blog, we dive into some cool facts about air conditioning just in time for the upcoming summer months. Whether it is at home, at work or in supermarkets, restaurants and hospitals, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment is an essential part of our daily lives.

Cooling and air conditioning have been around for a very long time. Modern air conditioners have a history of over a hundred years, and we’ve been seeing all sorts of innovations and improvements in new systems.

Being mindful of temperature control and how it affects your day-to-day life should be an important factor throughout the year. No matter the temperature outside, it should be of paramount importance, that’s why air conditioning units that support both cooling and heating are becoming fundamental throughout domestic and workplace properties.

Check out our cool and curious facts about air conditioning:


The coolest man around is officially Willis Carrier. But why? Because he was responsible for the invention of the first air conditioning system in 1902. His drawings and designs led to the recognition by authorities in the field that air conditioning must perform four basic functions:

  • Control temperature.
  • Control humidity.
  • Control air circulation/ventilation.
  • Cleansing the air.


Air conditioners are having a profound impact on human life expectancy. Modern air conditioners have proven to have a positive effect on our health.  People who suffer from asthma benefit from the improvement in indoor air quality the most, as an air conditioning system can remove allergens and other smaller particles from the air you breathe in.

Air conditioning systems have also impacted greatly on many of the medications we use today. A lot of medications we use today are developed in laboratories with temperature-sensitive tools and equipment, helping to cure everything from the common cold to preventing life-threatening illnesses.


Before air conditioners, it was way too hot to learn during the summer months alas, summer holidays were born. Fortunately, the idea stuck, and children today get to enjoy the summertime with the benefit of a cooling system.


The first domestic air conditioning units were huge! In 1914, the first home air conditioners were over 7 feet high, 6 feet wide, and 20 feet long. This is crazy to think of in comparison to the slim, aesthetically pleasing units we have today.


Air conditioning also makes it easier for architects to incorporate energy efficiency into their designs without sacrificing comfort or style. Air conditioning can help us build greener buildings and can create a new building typology, one that environmentally-conscious architects and designers are trying to move beyond with new designs and passive-cooling techniques.


In conclusion, air conditioning has had a significant impact on human life. It has allowed us to live in more habitable regions and environments, it’s improved our health and lengthened our lifespans.

With the summer months soon approaching there is no better time than to get your house or workspace fitted with air conditioning.

Get in touch with our AC department today and see how we can assist you.

If you missed our previous blog on ‘Environmental: Earth Day 2024 – Protecting Our Planet‘ check it out.