SOURCE: Fort Collins Heating & Air, Inc.

Fort Collins Heating & Air, Inc.

July 23, 2012 07:00 ET

Fort Collins Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc HVAC Company Celebrates 110th Anniversary of the Air Conditioner

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, the leading HVAC company in northern Colorado, is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the advent of the first air conditioner by offering customers $110 off any installation. Willis Carrier, an engineer in Buffalo, N.Y., designed "an apparatus for treating air" on July 17, 1902. Fort Collins Heating & Air still has a line of Carrier in their product selection today -- Bryant. Bryant provides the same quality products to the residential and light commercial market in the HVAC industry. The invention of the modern air conditioner fundamentally changed the way that people work, live and play.

Owner Glenn Frank says, "Fort Collins Heating & Air wants to remind customers of the benefits of air conditioners that sometimes may be forgotten, and of the rich history that accompanies the home appliances. My family and staff owe their livelihoods to Willis Carrier and his invention, and indirectly, so do millions of others."

The modern air conditioner has many benefits. Cleaner houses, better air quality and the comfort of feeling cool and dry are benefits that we all enjoy. Excessive heat can be a challenge to those with at-risk health. Air conditioning improves employee performance and also ensures proper computer function. Cooler temperatures have even been shown to lead to a better night's sleep. Air conditioning repair may seem like a hassle, but not having air conditioning on a scorching hot day or night can be even worse.

The first air conditioner used a compressor to liquefy ammonia that was then evaporated to cold water. The air was cooled and less moist thanks to the coils and the condensation effect they had. The air conditioning system was too toxic and large for home use, but perfect for commercial applications. DuPont did not invent the safe coolant Freon until around 20 years later.

Although the first air conditioner was designed to cool a printing plant, its utilization has spread wide and far. The first air conditioning system designed for public use was put into a movie theater. Following after were other theaters, department stores and government offices in Washington D.C. Air conditioners next became small enough to fit in a window. The American South saw great development and increase in population thanks to the amazing appliance. 

About Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc: Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is the leading air conditioning repair and air conditioner supplier in northern Colorado. With the motto, "Big enough to serve, small enough to care," customers know they can place their trust in Fort Collins Heating & Air for all of their HVAC repair needs. For more information about Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc call 970-484-4552 or visit

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