4 Quick Facts About Air Conditioning Systems

Knowing a few facts about your air conditioning system can be helpful when it comes to choosing the right AC for your home, or at the very least it could help you win a round in your next trivia game. In today’s post, the residential and commercial heating and cooling contractors at Sierra Air share some quick facts about air conditioning systems.


1. Air conditioners are natural dehumidifiers . Cold air is a natural dehumidifier. This is the reason why cracked lips and dry skin are common during the winter, and also why food tends to dry out when left in the refrigerator for too long. Air conditioners naturally dehumidify indoor air during the summer season, which perfectly counteracts hot. humid summer air. To prevent over-dehumidification, you can have a whole-home humidifier installed with your HVAC system.

2. Air conditioning systems were invented by Carrier. Most people recognize the name Carrier as a leading brand in residential and commercial air conditioning systems, but this name also has some important history behind it: Carrier’s founder, Willis Carrier, invented the technology that eventually became air conditioners as we know them today. We at Sierra Air are proud to offer Carrier not just because it’s a trusted name, but also because of the rich history behind it.

3. Air conditioning helped fill movie theaters. Movie theaters were among the first establishments to invest in air conditioning. It proved to be a great investment, as customers were willing to pay to experience “refrigerated air” along with their movie. In fact, movie theaters at the time prominently advertised air conditioning on their marquees.

4. The first air conditioners were very expensive. Early air conditioners were bulky. The units occupied as much as 120 square feet, and were typically seven feet tall. In the 1910s, the cost of air conditioners fell between $10,000 and $50,000. Adjusted for inflation, they would have cost between $120,000 and $600,000 today.

Call Sierra Air for Your Air Conditioning Needs

Sierra Air is your leading provider of AC heating and air conditioning services. Give us a call at (775) 800-5500 or (775) 625-1654. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in California and Nevada.