Most homes in warm climates have air conditioning, it’s just something most of us cannot live without. Though we fret a bit when we have to call our St. Paul air conditioning service every once in awhile, the comfort air conditioners offer is worth it. As you are sipping on that cold drink while watching preseason football in your air conditioned castle, consider a few fun facts about air conditioners.

The first functioning air conditioner was created in 1908, which is really not all that long ago. The job of your air conditioner is to move the heat from inside your home to the outside. Your air conditioner cools your home by pulling the heat out of a room and blowing the cool air back into it. We would explain the science behind this process, but it would likely just give you a headache. Besides, the Vikings just scored a touchdown.

The development of the air conditioner has done so much more than keep people cool. The air conditioner has enabled great advances in medical technology, decreased the spread of disease and increased our life expectancy. We don’t know about you, but who wants to live a long time if you’re always hot?

In the 1950’s, the sales of air conditioners skyrocketed. By 1953, more than a million units had been sold. There are now more than 7 million air conditioners keeping the citizens of our nation comfortable.

Before air conditioners were common, many businesses and government agencies simply took the summers off.

Well, not all things associated with the air conditioner are good.

Now that you learned something new today, go back to your football game.