Florida residents know how unpleasant it can be to live without air conditioning for even a day–imagine what it must have been like to live in a world without any form of climate control! From transporting mountains of snow to sticking their underwear in the icebox, humankind has gone to great lengths over the years to keep cool. Below is a brief history of the ways in which American history has been shaped by society’s unyielding desire to keep cool.

The Cool History of the Air Conditioner

Manufacturers have long sought ways of protecting food and other products from heat and humidity. With the development of electricity, businesses were able to create goods in rooms cooled by oscillating fans, ushering in the age of information. However, it wasn’t until 1902 that New York engineer Willis Carrier invented the first true air conditioning system to control climate.

Although businesses began to make use of climate control in the early twentieth century, it would be years before air conditioners became a feature in private homes. One of the first places the public enjoyed access to AC was the movie theatre. Instead of closing up during the summer months, theatre owners shelled out for AC systems to keep customers cool and comfortable. Crowds flocked to theatres to escape the heat, a situation that gave rise to the summer blockbuster.

After World War II, Americans started bringing air conditioning from the business world to the domestic one. Along with improving comfort and air quality for many families, home air conditioning allowed builders to construct houses in different ways. Because people no longer relied on breezes to stay cool, houses could face any direction. Additionally, architects began designing more compact houses instead of ones with large sleeping patios and tall ceilings.

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The widespread adoption of air conditioning enabled warm areas like Las Vegas, Phoenix, and even our beautiful state of Florida to see immense population growth. It also helped our company become a leader in Orlando air conditioning installation and service throughout Orlando and the surrounding towns. Call today to find out all the ways that Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning can help your family stay cool and comfortable year round.

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This was my first experience with Del-Air and they were prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. They were able to get me in on the same day for a maintenance visit, which I wasn’t expecting but very much appreciated. The office staff was pleasant and so was the technician that came out to service my air conditioners. Thanks…

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Jacksonville, FL

This is our second house using Del-Air and the value and service is why we come back. Our tech Reggie was fabulous! Above and beyond service, super nice, professional and thorough!

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I have been using Del-Air for our home a/c concerns since purchasing our home 8-yrs ago. They have been and remain top- notch.

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