Month: October 2017

How AC Invented the Modern World, Part 2

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the inventions that have made our modern world the marvel it is today. We touched on air conditioning, the plow, the gramophone, and even mechanized looms. The last thing mentioned, by writer Tim Harford and journalist David Thompson, was this elusive idea called: “The Welfare State”…

When Was AC Invented

How AC invented the modern world History of Air Conditioning – Back in August, we talked on this blog about how Willis Carrier invented the air conditioning unit as a way to control humidity in a printing warehouse during a New England heatwave. In a new book by Tim Harford, titled Fifty Inventions That Shaped…

Many will Need New AC Systems by 2020

Air conditioners are making a shift. Many air conditioners use a refrigerant called chlorodifluoromethane, though it is often known better by the generic term R-22 or the brand name Freon. Unfortunately for many homeowners, this chemical is being phased out of use under something called the Montreal Protocol. By the year 2020, production of R-22…

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