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History of AC Timeline

Posted by Hannah Barney

Your quick look at the background of air conditioning!

The History of AC: Timeline

Learn all about the marvel of air conditioning – from it’s invention all the way to our AC future!

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The History of AC

1902

William Carrier invents machine to blow hot air to control room temperature – “Apparatus for Treating Air”

1904

The marvel of “manufacturer air” is introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair

1906

Stuart Cramer creates the term “air conditioning”

1914

First home to be air conditioned

1925

Air conditioning premieres to the public at the Rivoli Theatre

1953

Home central air conditioning rises to a new high – over 1 million units sold

1960

1 of 5 American homes now have air conditioning

1970’s

Central air rises in popularity and window units become less popular

1990’s

Energy efficiency of air conditioners becomes more important – rising standards for all AC units

2009

87% of U.S. homes now have air conditioning

2030

Projected to install 700 million air conditioners worldwide

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