Fun Facts — Did You Know?

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  • Movie theaters were some of the earliest adopters of air conditioning. In the summer months, everyone would flock into the cool buildings to escape the heat. Studios started releasing their best movies during the summer to meet the demand.
  • In 1903, the New York Stock Exchange building in New York City was one of the first structures to use an air conditioning system.
  • The Romans were the first civilization to use any type of warm-air heating system.
  • The first concept of air conditioning occurred around 500 years ago. People in Persia built wind towers to try to get the same effect as air conditioning. These towers were rigged with wind scoops to catch prevailing breezes. Internal vanes circulated that air throughout the buildings while forcing hot air out. This was especially handy considering the 100+ degree temperatures they encountered on a regular basis during summer.
  • Love radiant heating in your bathroom? It’s not a new concept. The Romans had something very similar where the floors were laid out as a series of stone slabs with a heat source located below the floor.
  • Technically air conditioners do not “cool.” They remove the heat from air, transfer it to a refrigerant, and pump the heat outside.
  • The Department of Defense spends more on air conditioning in Iraq than the entire yearly budget of NASA
  • The United States Census Bureau and the American Housing Survey revealed that 72 million, or 65% of, homes has central air conditioning and the other 22% have room or window units.
  • The amount of energy the United States uses each year to power air conditioning units is about the same amount of energy consumed by the entire continent of Africa.
  • Water lines in a home without heat will typically take three days to freeze when they’re sealed during freezing temperatures.
  • 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are actually turned off.
  • In the movie Juno, Juno’s father is an HVAC technician.
  • Some scientific studies say that the longer we spend in cool, air-conditioned environments, the less tolerant we become to heat! So turn it down a couple of degrees and save some money!

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