3 Interesting Facts About HVAC Systems

Most people know enough about their HVAC system to make sure that it turns on and keeps their house at the desired temperature. But there are a few interesting facts about your HVAC unit that might surprise you. Keep reading to learn more!

Interesting HVAC tidbits

  • How People Kept Warm & Cool Before HVAC Units

    As difficult as it may be to imagine, there once was a time when HVAC units did not exist. In fact, the modern HVAC unit was not invented until 1902 by Willis Haviland Carrier (that name might be familiar to those who own a Carrier brand HVAC unit). So how did people stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer before this invention? Well, most people used hot water bottles as a source of heat, especially at night. Homeowners would heat these bottles of water and put them in their beds so they could absorb the heat. In order to keep cool, homeowners would use fans in the heat of summer, either hand operated or motorized.

  • Respiratory Illness May Be Linked to Indoor Air Quality

    Did you know that your HVAC unit could be the cause of respiratory issues including asthma, allergies, coughing, and difficulty breathing? A lack of AC maintenance and cleaning leads to a buildup of dirt, dust and other allergens. Even your beloved pet’s hair can cause breathing difficulties. To combat these issues, make sure that you get regular air duct cleanings, and switch out your air filters every six months or 2 months if you have a pet.

  • How Much Do We Use HVAC Units?

    Did you know that it takes approximately 518-kilowatt hours to power all of Subsaharan Africa? This is roughly the same amount of energy the United States uses to power our air conditioning units alone. No wonder HVAC technicians are in such high demand.

If you have any questions or concerns about the way your HVAC unit is operating or the quality of your indoor air, don’t hesitate to contact an expert. At B&B Air & Heat, we understand the necessity of a well operating heating and cooling system and will do our best to find a solution to your problem right away.

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