Indian Summers are here; one can perhaps miss a Lunch Date in this hot summer noon but not an hour with A.C. Yeah, we have all been ardent chasers of the cool breeze, which soothes our mind, and gives that relief so longed for. A.C. is something you would want to say to, today, ‘ye saath na chute humara tumhara.’
It won’t be an astonishment for you if you get to know that somebody left a job just because, A.C. didn’t work there properly. Will you be amazed? Hah? It has become an essential part of our routine life, from the time you realize that you exist, in the morning to the time you crash in the night, A.C. perpetually follows you, or rather you chase it. Travelling in AC buses, to watching TV, lying on couch, undoubtedly for everything; you would bhagao your day without the coffee dispenser but not even chalao without the A.C.
We have become so habitual of it but have you ever thought that how these ACs came into existence and how much we owe them for our survival. Who were the pioneers? Most probably, not…
So, let us take you through, to some of the instigators who thought of doing something different and made a change.
- Air Conditioners touched the gates of Home in 1914
The first ever Home to be packed with Air Conditioners was in 1914, popularly known as Minneapolis Mansion of Charles Gates. Its dimensions are measured as 20*6*7.
2. Packard was the first auto-mobile manufacturer to include air conditioning in their cars
Packard who initiated to include “Weather Conditioners” in their Cars used to get their Conditioners manufactured by Bishop and Babcock Co, of Cleveland Ohio.
3. Movie theatre introduced Air conditioning technology in 1932; Boulder Theatre emerged as the first air-conditioned building in Nevada
On the off chance that you go to a film to beat the heat this weekend, you’re not the first. In fact, major progression in Air-Conditioning technology started in 1932, when theatre owners needed to fill seats during summer season.
4. Herbert Hoover was first U.S. President to establish the concept of Air-Conditioners at work place
Herbert Hoover, the first U.S. president to enjoy an air-conditioned Oval Office. He spent $30,000 on the system.
5. Willis Haviland Carrier, an American Engineer is known world-wide for inventing the concept of Air-Conditioning
6. Medication led to the inception of A.C.
As we all know, Pharmaceutical & Medical Research laboratories require temperature sensitive equipment, and for which temperature controlled environment is needed. This requirement in turn led to the inception of A.C. in laboratories.