The invention of air conditioning has revolutionized the way we live and work. It provides relief from the intense heat during summer and improves indoor air quality in our homes and places of work.
The truth is that Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) units don’t get enough appreciation in society. That’s why we are celebrating National Air Condition Appreciation Day this year.
When is Air Conditioning Appreciation Day, and How To Celebrate It
The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (A.H.R.I) recognizes the period between July 3 and August 15 as Air Conditioning Appreciation Days. The days are marked to acknowledge the invention of air conditioning and its role in modern society. They also serve as a reminder to commercial A/C owners to properly care for and maintain their units.
There are several ways to celebrate Air Conditioning Appreciation Day, including:
Cleaning or Replacing Your A/C Filters
Air filters trap dust, dirt and other contaminants that can clog the system's airways, leading to reduced airflow and potentially causing the system to work harder than necessary. Cleaning air filters on your A/C helps keep the systems running efficiently by ensuring proper airflow, helps reduce costly repairs and avoid high energy bills.
Scheduling Regular Maintenance
Air Conditioning Appreciation Day doesn't mean you take your unit out for a nice dinner. You can simply show it some love by investing in regular checkups and maintenance inspections.
Even if there's nothing wrong with your A/C, let an experienced technician perform a full system inspection. They may catch even the tiniest of problems before they get out of control, thus saving you money in the long run.
History of Air Conditioning
Throughout history, people have employed various techniques to maintain comfortable temperatures in their surroundings. Before modern air conditioning systems were developed, ancient civilizations devised their own methods to stay cool. For example, more than three millennia ago, the Persians constructed underground water tunnels known as 'qanats' to cool their structures.
Similarly, the Romans used aqueducts composed of tunnels, pipes, ditches, canals, and support structures to transport streams of water to urban and rural areas. The cooled water was then utilized to cool public baths, fountains, and the homes of affluent individuals.
The development of contemporary air conditioning systems can be traced back to the year 1902, when Willis Haviland Carrier, a resident of New York, invented the first air conditioning unit. Carrier initially attempted to devise a method for reducing humidity levels in a printing press within the city.
During his experimentation, he observed that air passing over coils filled with water would cool down, and this led to the creation of the first operational air conditioning model. Carrier's invention was designed to regulate both temperature and humidity levels, eventually becoming commonplace in commercial and residential settings.
Show Your A/C Some TLC This Air Conditioning Appreciation Day
Air conditioning has come a long way since its invention over 100 years ago. This Air Conditioning Appreciation Day, show your A/C unit some love by scheduling a routine check up with certified professionals.
We've handled thousands of service calls over the years, so you can trust that no issue is too small or complex for our highly trained and experienced team. Contact us for all your commercial HVAC needs and we will be in touch shortly.