When it’s hot outside and you’re inside enjoying the cool of your HVAC unit, there’s one person you can thank for that. That is the “father of air conditioning”, Willis Haviland Carrier. In 1902, Carrier developed the first modern AC system that would essentially catapult the industry and change how people heat and cool their homes and also utilize heating and cooling companies for the future.
A Little Background
In Angola, New York on November 26, 1876, Willis Carrier was born. He would pursue his engineering degree at Cornell University followed by employment at the Buffalo Forge Company. In 1902 he designed the first modern AC system and since then the world has never been the same. He also received honorary degrees from the Lehigh University and also from Alfred University.
Forever Changed the World
Although Carrier had trouble understand and grasping fractions as a child, he went on to forever change the world and how it works. With the invention of the modern AC system, he helped to not only make homes more comfortable but also to help the face of manufacturing change around the world. Now items such as baked goods and even war supplies are made easier due to the fact that you can control the environment in which they are constructed.
This control was revolutionary and has helped many to find comfort in their own home. No longer do you have to just “deal” with whatever the temperatures throw your way. You can now keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round.
Not only did air conditioning service help to change industries and their manufacturing, it also led the way to thing such as the big summer blockbuster hits. Without air conditioning, the movie theaters were not comfortable during the warm months. With AC on their side, new movies started coming out in the summer and changed how people spent their summers. They would come to the movies because they were trying to get out of the heat.
Other Industries Changed
Another major facet that Carrier’s invention had an influence on was the large servers and computers that power the world wide web. It also made it possible for people to fly across the world all year long and even helped bring about the first shopping malls.
A huge debt of gratitude is owed to Willis Haviland Carrier, the “father of air conditioning”. Without his invention, many industries and lives would be completely different today.