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July 3rd is Air Conditioning Appreciation Day!

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The National Academy of engineering has called Air Conditioning the 10th most important achievement of the 20th century. Simply put: Air Conditioning saves lives. So, in honor of that fact, July 3rd is National Air Conditioner Appreciation Day.

Air Conditioning was invented by Willis Carrier in in 1902 to combat problems that were occurring at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing and Publishing Company in Brooklyn, New York. The paper was warping, and the ink wasn’t drying properly. It took about another 60 years for air conditioning to be adopted by Americans. In the 30s and 40s, some of the only places to find air conditioning was in movie theaters, thus, the Summer Blockbuster was born. A lack of air conditioning also forced many industries to shut down during the summer months. This is why children still get a summer vacation and most countries in Europe give people entire months off in the summer.

Heat related deaths have declined over 80% since the 1960s and much of that can be attributed to air conditioning being widely available. There was a time when only the very rich could afford it, but now air conditioning is in about 90% of homes around the country.

Take care of your air conditioner the same way it takes care of you. The hottest days of the summer are yet to come, and you can’t beat the heat if your AC isn’t running properly. Celebrate Air Conditioning Day by having the experts at Armstrong Comfort Solutions ensure your system is working safely and reliably.