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National HVAC Technician Day

June 22 is National HVAC Technician Day!

Summer is almost here. Your HVAC system is going to be working full capacity to keep your home cool. On June 22, we honor our HVAC technicians who help to keep our homes cool in the blazing heat. Having an HVAC professional maintain your HVAC system will help in many ways. These include reducing your carbon footprint and reducing the number of breakdowns.

The History of Cooling

Romans have the credit of inventing the first central heating systems. They did these by channeling hot air from a furnace. This hot air came through pipes. Early Korea had a similar system, as did early Muslim countries. While this kept homes warm, it did not do anything for cooling. That is where the ancient Egyptians come in.

Ancient Egyptians would take cold towels and hang them on the windows. When the air would come into contact with the cool towels, it will help to blow cool air into the room. China invented fans around 200 CE. These fans were near water fountains to help blow the cold air in the room.

In the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin experimented with chemical evaporation. He did this by learning how to freeze surfaces. This helped lead to the invention of the air conditioning system we know today. In 1902, Willis Carrier created the first air conditioning unit. He did this by reversing the process that a furnace uses.

Over the years, modern air conditioning systems have gotten bigger and better. Now, you are able to cool off entire buildings. Technology is helping these systems to become more efficient. The more efficient a unit is, the lower the usage costs will be, and the longer they will last.

The Importance of An HVAC Technician

An HVAC professional will help to ensure that your home is being cooled. Proper maintenance is imperative to help to avoid larger issues. For example, if your unit is dirty, it will cause the machine to have to work harder. When the system works harder, it causes unnecessary wear and tear on the unit. This can lead to premature failure. It can also lead to an increase in your utility bills. At least once a year, an HVAC technician should service your system.

Call Us Today

If you have any issues with your air conditioning system, call Service Express today. Our great team of HVAC professionals will come out to help figure out what is wrong with your unit. If you want a yearly maintenance plan, we offer that too. If you see one of our technicians out on June 22nd, please wish them a happy National HVAC technician day.