Random Facts on Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Dusting off an old post with a BUNCH of HVAC fun facts and trivia you probably didn’t know! Have a read, and tell us which was most surprising to you!

Served Chilled

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In the movie ‘Juno,’ Juno’s father is an HVAC technician.

John Gorrie is considered the father of refrigeration and air conditioning. He was a doctor in Florida, and in 1842 developed a machine to make ice. He used the ice create cool air for his patients. He envisioned his ice making device could be used to cool homes and other buildings. He was granted a patent in 1851.  He lost his financial backing and and died a pauper in 1855.

The concept of air conditioning was first conceived by Michael Faraday in 1820 when he discovered compressed and liquefied ammonia could chill air when it was allowed to evaporate.

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.

The development of air…

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