• Janice Yarbrough

Air Conditioning In History

Believe it or not, it’s a concept that’s practically as old as time. Ancient Egypt innovators created the very first “air conditioning” by devising a system by which reeds were hung in windows and moistened with trickling water. As the water evaporated, it cooled the air blowing through the window. Interesting, isn’t it? The process had the positive side benefit of making the air more humid, which Middle Tennesseans know makes a tremendous difference.

From Rome, with Love

From other civilizations, like the Ancient Romans, we developed techniques to find relief from the heat and intense humidity as well. They incorporated the use of water from aqueducts circulating through the walls of the house to cool them. Medieval Persia incorporated the use of cisterns and wind towers in its systems to cool buildings during the hottest months.

The Modern Air Conditioning System of Today

Today’s advanced variation on earlier air conditioning processes comes to us from American inventor Willis Carrier in 1902. Soon after, in the 1920s, residential air conditioning was introduced, which played a major role in enabling the great migration to the southwestern Sun Belt in the United States.

Fahrenheit Mechanical Systems

At Fahrenheit, we specialize in Commercial and Residential HVAC and Refrigeration installation, maintenance and repair. If your Middle Tennessee air conditioner is in need of maintenance, don’t delay. Call Fahrenheit Mechanical Systems today at (615) 392-1381. We also offer 24/7 emergency service for all your commercial and residential HVAC emergencies. Remember, Fahrenheit Mechanical Systems offers financing, so in the case of an emergency, you’ll be able to keep your family cool and safe, no matter the crisis!

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