1. Did you ever wonder where the term “air conditioning” came from? In 1906, a North Carolina textile manufacturer came up with the phrase because the technology increased the quality and condition of the cloth being produced in his plant.
2. The development of modern air conditioning has allowed for advances in medical technology, longer human life expectancy, decrease in the spread of diseases that were once very common especially in warmer climates, dramatically increased employee productivity.
3. About 60% of U.S. homes are heated with gas fired forced air furnaces.
4. A thermistor is the resistor inside a thermostat that changes resistance as the temperature changes, prompting the thermostat to adjust accordingly.
5. Air conditioner sales took off in the 1950s. By 1953, more than one million room air conditioner units had been sold. 35 years later, in 1998, more than 6.2 million air conditioners / heat pumps were shipped to homes and businesses.
6. Old radiators were built from cast iron, which is 450 pounds per square foot. That’s some heavy heating.
7. Before air conditioning was common, many businesses and government offices took a summer vacation. Imaging our government working for 2 or 3 fewer months.
8. In the 1987 animated film “The Brave Little Toaster”, the late great Phil Hartman lent his voice to be a talking air conditioner who’s sick of being stuck in a wall.
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