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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Air Conditioning

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017 by AC Direct

AC Direct are the local experts in air conditioning across Essex and London. There isn’t much that we can’t do with air con – from maintenance to repairs to supply and installation. And there’s not much we don’t know about it either! Here are some cool little known facts about air conditioning for your enjoyment.

1. The first air conditioning was not created to cool people down?

It was in fact invented for use in an American publishing house in 1902 to control humidity. The device was developed in order to stop paper expanding and help the ink dry faster. The inventor was called Willis Carrier, who never intended it to be used for personal comfort.

2. Without air conditioning, we could have longer holidays

Before air conditioning was implemented into main stream working environments, many industries, including the government, in hotter places such as America and Europe would slow down in the summer, as the workers just could not cope with the heat. Many Americans got a month-long holiday through August as standard, due to the hot weather.

3. Air conditioning has helped researchers save lives

For many hospitals and medical and pharmaceutical laboratories, a cool, temperature-controlled environment is essential for work. Without air conditioning, many game-changing medicines and potential cures may never have come into existence.

4. Air conditioning helps allergy sufferers

Without air con, spring and summertime would be intolerable for sufferers of hay fever and other allergies. Air conditioners help to filter the air, and can even be modified to help kill or trap potential allergens.

5. Without air conditioning, there would be no computers

Without proper ventilation, computers can overheat, leading them to run slower and possibly stop working altogether. So without the invention of air con, you wouldn’t be reading this now!

AC Direct provide air conditioning installations, maintenance and repairs in London and Essex. For more information about our services, please call 020 8989 8989 or contact us online.

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