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The History of Modern HVAC

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25 Sep

The History of Modern HVAC

Today's HVAC industry is equipped with the most up to date technologies. Change the temp from the other side of the planet, schedule adjustments in heating or cooling, notifications on filter changes and orders, just to name a few. Heating and cooling systems have become amazingly energy efficient and keep us safe and comfortable over the change of seasons. Have you ever wondered how the industry progressed since the invention?

HVAC technology dates back to ancient civilizations. Egyptians invented a system of ducts to cool their homes known as the "wind-catcher", which drew cool air from outdoors and circulated it throughout the home.

The Chinese invented a cooling system in the middle ages using ice and water. The "yin-yang" system did a good job at cooling their homes.

Later in the mid 1800s, the first modern version of the HVAC system was created in the United States. Steam radiators were commonly used in homes throughout the country to heat and cool the air.

In the early 1900s, the first version of the electrical HVAC system was created. These electrical powered units used electricity to power fans and compressors that circulated air throughout the home. This was the creation of the central heating and cooling systems we would recognize today.

At this time, air filters became popular and were mainly used to protect the furnace or AC. Over time, the goal of improving air quality became the main purpose.

Flash forward to present and our technological advances in HVAC systems are found in every building on earth. HVAC systems are excellent for regulating temps, controlling humidity and removing pollutants. HVAC systems have advanced to incredible capabilities, and are a staple in modern homes and offices.

At 4 Seasons Heating, Cooling & Electrical we are experts on modern HVAC technologies. Ask us about the latest advances in heating and cooling, and how these can help get the most affordable energy possible.