5 Interesting Facts about AC Systems

5 Interesting Facts about AC Systems


As summer temperatures continue to heat up Orange County, it's important that your AC system remains in excellent condition. When you first suspect an issue with your AC system, it'll be best to call in an HVAC technician to take a look. At Blue Ice Air Conditioning and Heating, our crew provides expertise with identifying and fixing AC problems.

Your home's AC system might not be its most fascinating feature. However, there are actually some interesting historical anecdotes about AC systems. Here are five interesting AC facts.

The Summer Blockbuster

Prior to the widespread availability of AC, high temperatures made movie theaters stuffy and unpleasant places to be in the summertime. But once movie theaters started installing AC systems, they created the conditions for the emergence of the summer blockbuster. With this technological advancement, movie theaters actually became places to escape the heat, while people enjoyed big-budget flicks.

Big Differences between Continents

It's estimated that the U.S. uses more energy on AC alone than the whole continent of Africa uses for all purposes.

The Failed Plight of the First Car with AC

There was a lot of interest when, in 1939, Packard released the first car to have AC. However, the car didn't become a success due to the high price and the AC unit taking up half the room in the trunk.

Critical to Modern Medicine

For medical labs that have temperature-sensitive needs, it's crucial that the facility remains properly cool. Modern AC systems have allowed labs to develop medications that might not otherwise have come to fruition.

Keeping Presidents Cool

Herbert Hoover had air conditioning installed in the White House in 1929, shortly before the Great Depression sent the country's economy spiraling, making this luxury seem like an unnecessary expenditure. Ever since, AC has been a regular White House feature, though some presidents, such as FDR and Obama, preferred to keep the AC off and the temperature warmer.

AC Service in Costa Mesa

When you need AC maintenance or repair, contact Blue Ice Air Conditioning and Heating at (714) 868-7766. Our local HVAC company can address any of your residential or commercial AC needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


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Posted: August 29, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ