5 Cool Facts about HVAC

Jun 29, 2017 | Uncategorized

It’s great to be able to get through a hot summer day comfortably, but it hasn’t always been that way. Here are a few cool facts you may not know.

Early Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is usually thought to have started in the early 1900s, but the concept is much older. In 180 AD in China, Ding Huan created a large, 10-foot wide rotary fan made of connecting wheels. He could cool an entire hall with the turn of a crank.

500 years ago, Persians built wind towers rigged with wind scoops and used internal vanes to circulate the air through buildings.

In the 1830s, a Florida doctor built an ice-making machine and patented the idea, but couldn’t get funding. In 1902, Willis Carrier invented a machine that blew air over cold coils to solve a problem his employer had with paper expansion and contraction due to varying humidity levels.

HVAC contractors in Hampton, GA, haven’t been around that long, but they’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience to help you with your heating and cooling needs.

More Affordable

In 1940 the median income for a man in the U.S. was $956. A basic AC unit cost $350. HVAC service in Hampton, GA, is available to help you have ideal temperature and humidity levels all year at a reasonable price.

Summer Blockbusters

Movie theaters were among the first to use air conditioning. During summer months, patrons wanted to enjoy the cool air as much as they wanted to see the film. Marketers saved big hits for summer and coined the term “summer blockbuster.”

States Should Say Thank You

States like Texas, Florida, and Nevada should thank the HVAC industry for their population booms and economic growth since air conditioning made it possible to live and work year-round in comfort in those states.


The development of modern air conditioning has facilitated advances in medical technology, life expectancy, the reduction of diseases in warmer climates, and dramatically increased employee productivity.

HVAC has grown in sophistication over the years. Improving technology and increasing connectivity both have major implications for the HVAC industry in the future. Omega Heating & Air can help you with any issues or questions you may have regarding cooling or heating services in Hampton, GA.