Air conditioners are a staple in many homes and businesses during the summer months. If you’re like most people, you probably use air conditioners during the summer to keep yourself cool. But how much do you really know about them? In this blog post, we will discuss some bizarre and random facts about air conditioners that you need to know!
1: Movie Theatres Used to Use The Most Air Con
Back in the early 1900’s when air-con was first invented, not many people actually knew what it was or could even afford it. Many people during summer would always sweat and become hot, so many movie theatres across the country decided to invest in air con in order to attract people to a cool indoor environment where they would be entertained. This investment did end up paying off, as movie theatres during this era took off and many people used the theatres as a way to relax their mind and body.
2: Air Con Has Been One of The Prime Tools for Today’s Modern Medicine.
Yes, seriously this is true. But when you stop and think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense and isn’t that crazy. Many new formulas and medicines are created in a lab that needs to be temperature specific for correct experimentation. This includes temperature specific tools and equipment that has changed the way we see and use medicine in our daily lives, and if it wasn’t for air-con to cool or heat the rooms to specific temperatures, all the experiments and breakthrough wouldn’t be possible.
3: Air Con Was Not Made For Comfort
The reason that Air Con was developed was not actually for comfort, but rather to preserve profits and stock. The original man who came up with the idea was Willis Carrier, who thought of the idea in order to prevent ink from running dry in his factory during the summertime. Because of this thought, he developed the first commercial and factory-wide air con! Because of this, other businesses started to use the application of air-con for commercial and business use, until it eventually became what it is widely used for today; comfort.
4: The First Personal Air Con Was… Big
The first practical application of personal home air con was established in 1914. It was installed in a Minneapolis mansion and the actual size of the air-con vent was approximately seven feet high, 20 feet long and nearly six feet wide. The ironic part of is that the air con was reported never used, as no one actually ever lived in the house. However, 17 years later in 1931, the first apartment air-con vent was installed around America; they were positioned on the side of the apartment windows, which has been a stable of air-con vents throughout the world ever since. Despite air-con being quite affordable today, these small air-con vents back in the ’30s were only obtainable for the rich and wealthy, as one air-con vent was recorded to cost from $10,000 to $50,000, which is roughly equivalent to $100,000 to $500,000 today!