At Spencer, air conditioning service is one of our specialties and we’ve found some interesting facts about it that you may not know: 1. Dr. John Gorrie is considered the father of refrigeration and air conditioning. In 1842, he developed a machine that made ice in order to cool the air for his patients. 2. The United States powers more air conditioners than the entire continent of Africa. 3. Summer vacation began out of necessity. School children and government officials took a break during the scorching summer months when the buildings were simply too hot. 4. Willis Carrier invented the first air conditioner in 1902 to help keep his paper from expanding at his New York publishing house. 5. Movie theatres were among the first to begin to use air conditioners. They would release big hits in the summer to encourage people to come see a show and cool off. The term summer blockbuster was coined from the release of the biggest hits in the summer. 6. In 1931, H.H. Shultz and J.Q. Sherman invented the first window unit air conditioner designed to cool an individual room in a home. 7. In 1939, the Packard Motor Company became the first car company to offer air conditioning as an option for your car. 8. Before air conditioners, huge blocks of ice were used to keep necessities cooled. 9. The average life expectancy increased with the invention of air conditioning. Many medicines used today need to be cooled and kept at specific temperatures made possible with an air conditioner. 10. With the invention of the air conditioner, the population of southern states changed. Several “hot” states saw significant increase in their population due to northerners moving south after the air conditioning made the hot summers tolerable. Call the comfort experts at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating today to keep your home comfortable and cool at (972) 446- COOL (2665) or find out more at spencerairconditioning.com.