Have you ever walked into an air conditioned room to escape the scorching heat? You probably have. And if you have, you’ve probably wanted to thank the person that came up with such an amazing invention and you’ve wondered how ACs came into existence. Well, wonder no more. In this blog post, the team here at Artisan Air are going to discuss the brief history of air conditioners. So strap in, it’s going to be quite a history lesson. Let’s get right to it then!


Humble Beginnings

Humans have always wanted to escape the heat, so the idea of cooling down the air around isn’t new. The ancient Romans used the aqueduct system to circulate water through their walls to cool their rooms.

The First Modern Air Conditioner

The first modern air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Carrier. It was a mechanical unit that passed air over coils full of cold water. This dealt more with humidity than with temperature. So, a different array of refrigerants had to be invented, many of which are now banned because of being unsafe.  

High-Efficiency Units

With time, people became wearier and wearier of increasing power bills and energy wastage ruining the planet. So, more efficient models of ACs had to be built. The industry did this by introducing high efficiency motors and increasing the heat exchange surface area.

So that was a brief history of air conditioners. If you want to bring a piece of history and innovation into your home, get in touch with us. We stock the best products from the leading brands. We operate in and around the Northern Rivers area. If you’re in need of air conditioning services, air conditioning installation, air conditioning repair, cool rooms or refrigeration services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly team will be more than happy to help you out with whatever you might need.