Air Conditioning PatentThe next time you are enjoying an air conditioned movie theater, shopping mall or  a cool room in your house, you should thank Willis Carrier. As a young engineer at New York’s Buffalo Forge Heating Company, Willis was tasked with solving a humidity-control problem at a Brooklyn printing plant.

In trying to combat the natural forces of the unpredictably variable Northeast summers, Carrier came to invent the first air conditioner —  installed indoors July 17, 1902. Continue reading “The Discovery of Air Conditioning – A “Cool” Invention”