Cool Facts About Air Conditioning to Help Start Your Summer

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Service Experts kicks off summer with facts you never knew about A/C.

It’s official--summer is finally here. And as the temperatures rise, your central air conditioner quickly becomes your most prized possession. In much of the country, it’s hard to imagine surviving a summer without it. So to celebrate the beginning of summer, and our appreciation for air conditioners everywhere, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service company, gives some facts you never knew about air conditioning that may “blow” your mind.

1. The first air conditioner wasn’t designed for comfort. Willis Carrier invented the first modern air conditioner in 1902 for a publishing company in Brooklyn. It kept the temperature and humidity low so that the paper didn’t expand and contract. Carrier never intended for his machine to be used merely for comfort.

2. AC gave way to summer blockbusters. Movie theaters were among the first places where most people encountered artificially cooled air. In fact, theaters would advertise their “Refrigerated Air.” Moviemakers released their big pictures during the summer because people sought out the air-conditioned buildings to escape the heat.

3. Your kids should be especially grateful for AC. Although summer vacation started out as a way to escape the heat, schools kept up the practice even after gaining air conditioning.

4. Even the government would shut down during parts of the summer. Before central air conditioning, the government took a summer vacation along with school. In fact, some historians blame the growth of federal bureaucracy on air-conditioning, since it allowed lawmakers to stay in session longer.

5. Vegas wouldn’t be Vegas without AC. Before air conditioning, the Northeast was the nation’s economic powerhouse. Population explosions in places like Arizona, Nevada, Florida, and Texas can be directly attributed to the introduction of air-conditioning.

6. That’s a lot of doorbells. Service Experts technicians across the U.S. and Canada make more than 2,000 service calls daily.

If you need a helping hand to beat the heat this summer, Service Experts has got you covered. When you need your Air Conditioner repaired fast, just give us a call or schedule your repair appointment online at

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, based in Dallas, Texas, is North America's largest heating and air conditioning brand, with over 108 locations serving more than 2,100 homes and businesses per day. Service Experts branches provide heating repair, air conditioning repair, indoor air quality sales, HVAC system sales and installation, HVAC maintenance, HVAC repair service and plumbing services for both residential and commercial markets. Find Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at or at

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