Thank you HVAC Techs
With summer just getting started, no doubt your AC’s are going to be working to full capacity, that’s why every June 22 we celebrate National HVAC Tech Day to honor our very hard-working repairmen and women keeping us cool in the blazing heat. Speaking of hot weather have you seen the forecast in Portland? It's going to be record breaking this June. 2021, following a year when everything imaginable that could have gone wrong did go wrong, now a heat wave and supply shortage.
We Salute Your Heroism
Those countless hours you spent in our crawlspaces, fighting off mice, spiders, garden snakes — and we would assume — the rodent who broke our air conditioner in the first place. You, the heroic hero without a cape whose sweaty shirts and dirty pants climb into our attic spaces.
You came to the rescue numerous times including after hours to save families from no heat & freezing ice storms or battle 100 degrees & no cold air. Quick thinking, truck loaded with materials and solution-driven tools, you became to many, knights in shining sheet metal, LOL! The entire Pacific Northwest and beyond appreciates you!
Making Modern Life Possible with Air Conditioning
Prior to Willis Carrier’s invention of these miraculous devices in 1902, our only relief from scorching hot summers was the shipping of large carved ice cubes, you know like the movie frozen, with insulated by sawdust. New England literally exported ice the way Washington exports apples. There were even shortages during mild winters — ‘ice famines.’
When it comes to cooling, Ancient Egyptians hung cold towels in the windows so that the air would come in contact with the towels and cool off inside residents.
China invented fans near water fountains that blew cold air through the room. And during the 18th century, Benjamin Franklin brought advancements when experimenting with chemical evaporation by discovering how to freeze surfaces.
Just after the turn of the century, Albert Marsh discovered Chromel; an alloy made of Chromium and Nickel. This new alloy heralded the coming of electrical heating elements in the market and was also 300 times stronger than other similar materials at the time. For his contributions, Albert Marsh is widely regarded as “the father of the electrical heating industry.” Finally, in 1902 Willis Carrier invented the first modern air conditioning unit by reversing the process a heater uses.