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Journey and History of Air Conditioning

Air conditioning has become so common these days that it is hard to realize how people in ancient years lived without these systems. With the advancement of technology at a rapid pace, it is uncommon to know about a building that doesn’t have an air conditioning system installed. However, it is also true that maintaining the temperature of buildings was not this easy many years ago. Let us have a look in to the history of air conditioning systems and their invention.

The importance of air conditioning was realized by mankind in ancient Egyptian era. In those days, the privilege of enjoying the benefits of air conditioning was reserved only to the rich. In ancient Egypt and ancient Persia, certain types of primitive air conditioning systems were used only in the palaces belonged to rich aristocrats. These early units were based on utilization of water with cold air. This system worked well to keep the brick work of the building cool.

Michael faraday, the world famous British inventor & scientist brought major revolutions in the history of air conditioning. The research of Faraday proved that ammonia can be easily compressed & liquefied and then utilized to cool the air via evaporating it. However, the technology was brought in to use only a century after faraday’s invention. The technology was originally utilized to regulate temperature & humidity in the process of commercial printing. The regulation on room temperature was applied many years later.

The term “air conditioning” did not exist until 1906. Strait W. Cramer, a textile mill owner was first to use it. Cramer was trying to experiment various methods to eliminate dry air effects in his mill.

With years of development & consistent advancement in air conditioning technology, the future of this industry looks promising.

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