Who Invented the AIR CONDITIONER ?
The first air conditioning system was developed in 1902 by a electrical engineer named Willis Haviland Carrier. It was designed to solve a humidity problem at the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing and Publishing Company in Brooklyn, New York.
Paper stock at the plant would sometimes absorb moisture from the warm summer air. This made it difficult to apply the layered inking techniques of the time. Carrier treated the air inside the building, by blowing it across chilled pipes.
The air cooled as it passed across the cold pipes. Since cool air can’t carry as much moisture as warm air, the process reduced the humidity in the plant and stabilised the moisture content of the paper. Reducing the humidity, also, had the undeliverable benefit of lowering the air temperature.
Carrier had discovered a new technology with far-reaching potential. It wasn’t long before air-conditioning systems started popping up in many public places, making the long, hot summer months much more comfortable. The Carrier name still exists on air-conditioning unit today.