6 Interesting HVAC Facts

6 Interesting HVAC Facts


As the seasons go by, your HVAC system works hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. While you might not often stop to think about HVAC systems, there are actually some interesting stories behind them. Here are six fun facts about HVAC systems.

Helped Establish the Summer Blockbuster

Prior to the common use of air conditioning, many theaters were too hot during the summertime to provide an enjoyable experience. But once AC started being installed in theaters, it created the opportunity for the "summer blockbuster" to bring seasonal thrills to moviegoers.

AC Comes to the White House

In 1929, Herbert Hoover brought air conditioning to the White House. At the time, installing an AC system often cost today's equivalent of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Shortly thereafter, the stock market crashed, and the AC installation must've looked like a major waste of government spending.

The First Air-Conditioned Car Didn't Sell Well

In 1939, Packard put the first car on the market to feature AC. But the car was largely a flop because the AC unit took up half the trunk space.

Cold Cash

The New Stock Exchange is generally regarded as being the first building to feature modern air conditioning, which was installed in 1902.

Continental Differences

On an annual basis, the U.S. uses more energy just on AC than than the whole continent of Africa does on everything combined.

AC & Year-Round School

A widely-held belief is that summer break originated from children needing to assist parents with growing crops out in the fields. While this is partly true, the establishment of summer break actually had more to do with urban classrooms being too hot for students to learn well. Nowadays, with highly efficient AC systems, we're seeing more of a movement back toward year-round school.

If you need HVAC services, be sure to get in touch with a reputable company. For HVAC services in Victorville, Hesperia, and Apple Valley, CA, contact the experts at Comfy Air Inc. at (760) 546-9434. Comfy Air Inc. also offers expert fireplace repairs in Victorville, CA. Feel free to give Comfy Air Inc. a call today to make an appointment for any of your HVAC needs!


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Posted: March 17, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ