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Celebrating Carrier’s 110th Anniversary of the Invention of Modern Air Conditioning in The Golden Triangle

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July is almost here, and that means that the Carrier Corporation will be celebrating the 110th anniversary of the modern air conditioning system. At Thermacon Service, a heating and air conditioning company in Beaumont, Texas, we are just as excited about the upcoming anniversary on July 17, 2012 as the Carrier Corporation. As a factory authorized dealer for Carrier, we are proud of our association with this fine company. With its rich 110-year history, Carrier is the oldest and most respected manufacturer in the entire industry.

Prior to 1902, there was no way for people in Beaumont and the rest of the United States to stay cool indoors. Often times, indoor temperatures in the summertime were even more oppressive than outdoor temperatures. That year, a 25-year-old engineer by the name of Willis Carrier patented the first window air conditioning unit. Although it brought welcome relief for some people, its high cost made it unaffordable for the average worker. Over the course of the next decade, Willis Carrier and his employer made improvements in the process in order to bring down the price of the air conditioner. Around this same time, he started his own company.

For the next several decades, the window air conditioning unit was a mainstay of American homes and businesses. It could also be found in 99 countries throughout the world. In the 1970s, homeowners began to express a desire for an air conditioning system that could keep the entire house cool and not just one room at a time. This was the start of central air conditioning, a preference that remains in place to this day. Nowadays, people who desire even more control over their indoor environment can choose to have a ductless split system air conditioner installed. This allows them to have cool air throughout the home, while having the ability to control the temperature in specific rooms at the same time.

If you are considering a new air conditioner for your home or business in Beaumont, Thermacon Service can help you choose just the right unit. We are also available for new installation services.