7 Interesting facts you didn’t know about Air Conditioner10 min read

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Introduction

Air Conditioners are a must-buy essential item in our workaday life. In Tropical countries such as ours, air conditioners are no more a luxury item, but a tool to prevent heat. Think about a long business meeting or a wedding during summer, which most people would avoid due to uncomfortable weather. But now due to Air Conditioners, comfortable interiors are at least giving relief from sogging.

Although the air conditioners that we know today are a modified and upgraded version. It has an interesting history of development. Let’s look at some interesting facts that you didn’t know before.

Here are some interesting cool facts about Air Conditioners that keep us cool during summer months

1.The main cause for developing air conditioners was not for cooling purposes

The primary reason for developing air conditioners was not for cooling purposes but for measuring air quality. Willis Haviland Carrier(1876-1950) is the inventor of modern air conditioners. In 1902 Willis Carrier experienced problems with ink control along with paper expansion and contraction. This was happening due to fluctuation of humidity levels. At the Sackett-Wilhelms Lithographing & Publishing Company of Brooklyn, Willis Carrier submitted his designs on this topic. For what became recognised as the first modern air conditioning system.

2. The first private home to have air conditioner

Stuart W. Cramer of Charlotte coined the term “Air conditioning”. Thereafter the first private home to have air conditioning was built in Minneapolis in 1914 by Charles Gates. 

David St. Pierre DuBose during 1898-1994 designed a network of ductwork and vents for his home Meadowmont. He soon realized that air conditioners would one day be a standard highlight of private homes. Mostly the demand will be in the regions with warmer climates. This building happened to be one of the first private homes in the United States set up for central air conditioning.

3. Herbert Hoover spend a lump sum amount to install air conditioner after Great depression

 Herbert Hoover the 31st President of the United States from 1929-1933, to enjoy air conditioning in the White House. He spent almost $30,000 to install the system in the office, just after the start of the Great Depression.

4. The term coined as”Summer Blockbuster” because

 The term “Summer Blockbuster” came into existence due to the air conditioning system. During the first half of the 20th century, movie theaters used the air conditioner technology to grow their businesses. During the 1930’s people crowded the theaters to enjoy movies along with enjoy the cool ambience during hot summers. Now big business capitalized on this trend. They released hit movies during summer months to enjoy maximum profit and thus the Summer Blockbuster came into action in our vocabulary.

5. Air Conditioners lowered death rates

American researchers claimed that the death rate on extremely hot summer days has reduced. More than 80% death rate reduced over the last 50 years. The air conditioner can prevent heat stroke,dehydration which happen due to excessive sweating and problems related to hyperthermia. Air conditioning which includes filtration, humidification, cooling and disinfection can create safe and hypoallergenic ambience in the operating rooms of the hospital. 

6. Air conditioners in the automobile sector

Air conditioning for automobiles came into use widely from the late 20th century. In 1940 Packard was the first car to offer factory installed air conditioners. By 1969 more than half cars sold were equipped with air conditioners. 

7. John Gorrie the father of refrigeration

 The father of refrigeration and air conditioner is referred to as John Gorrie. He was a Floridian doctor during1842. John Gorrie developed a machine that made ice which helped to cool the air for his patients. He was given a patent for creating similar equipment for homes and buildings. Although his death has left the project incomplete. Even the contribution of air conditioners in modern medicine is huge.Do you know some medicines that you use are developed in laboratories in cold atmosphere.There are some medications which require air conditioners. Some medications can only be studied and developed in cold enviornment.

Here is our list of some of the best air conditioners at an affordable rate in 2021

The list contains 1.5 Ton Split Air Conditioners which is selected on Energy Efficiency Ratios, Star Rating, Power Consumption, decibel levels and User Rating on Value for money.

1. Haier 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, High Density Filter, 2020 Model, HSU18T-NMW3B, White)

Air Conditioner

Get the Haier TurboCool NMW3B Split AC today and enjoy a pleasant temperature inside your home . For a medium-sized room 1.5 Ton of AC is enough to cool your interiors. The model Haier TurboCool NMW3B Split AC gives a power effective performance without compromising with the levels of comfort. 

Specifications

Energy Efficiency: 3 Star Rating

Capacity: 1.5 Tons

Installation Type: Split System

Special Feature: High Density, Filter, Anti Bacterial Coating, Dust filter, Dehumidifier

Warranty: 1 year on product

2. LG 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, MS-Q18YNZA, Super Convertible 5-in-1, Anti-Virus Protection, 2021 Model, White)

Enjoy this summer with ultra-cool Air conditioner model LG MS-Q18YNZA. This convenient purchase will give you  DUAL Inverter AC which cools faster, last longer and run quieter

Specifications

Energy Efficiency: 5 Star

Capacity: 1.5 Tons

Installation Type: Split System

Special Feature: Dual inventor, dust filter, dehumidifier, anti bacterial

Warranty: 10 Years on compressor with gas charging, 5 years on PCB and 1 year on product

3. Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, PM 0.1 Filter, 2018 Model, JTKJ50TV White)

Daikin is totally worth it’s money for its cooling capacity and quality parts. Very reliable. All the remote options work perfect and are pretty helpful like power boost, good sleep, econo, coanda and intelligent eye.

Daikin is a value for money product. The cooling capacity of Daikin 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC is great. A reliable brand for customers. It has amazing remote options like power boost, good sleep, econo, coanda and intelligent eye. During extreme hot weather the power chill option makes the room temperature drop down rapidly. The Coanda air flow helps the air to circulate into the room. In case it senses no one in the room it switches to power saving mode. 

Specifications

Energy Efficiency: 5 Star

Capacity: 1.5 Tons

Installation Type: Split System

Special Feature: Inventor, Dust filter, Dehumidifier, Air Purifier, Patented Streamer discharge technology and PM 0.1 Filter

Warranty: 1 Year on Product, 1 Year on Condenser, 5 Years PCB Warranty, 10 Years on Compressor

4. Hitachi 1.5 Ton 5 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper RSOG518HDEA Gold)

It’s the choice for you. Great cooling during Summer months where the temperature is around 40 C. The power consumption is medium and its 1540 Watt. Noise level is comfortable for the compressor and the flow of air is excellent. It cools rooms with the size of 150- 180sq ft.

Specifications

Energy Efficiency: 5 Star 

Capacity: 1.5 Tons

Installation Type: Split System

Special Feature: Inverter, Dust Filter, Air purifier, Dehumidifier and antibacterial coating

Warranty: 2 year on product, 5 year on controller/PCB, 10 years on compressor

5. Hitachi 1.5 Ton 3 Star Split AC ZUNOH 3100f – R32 (Copper RSM318HDDO white)

The Hitachi 3 star Air conditioner of 1.5 ton has a perfect cooling capacity of a room size 120 to 150 sq ft. The compressor comes with the latest technology.

Specifications

  • Energy Efficiency: 3 Star
  • Capacity: 1.5 Ton
  • Installation Type: Split System
  • Special Feature: Inventor, Antibacterial Coating, Dust Filter and Dehumidifier
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor

6. AmazonBasics 1.5 Ton 5 Star 2020 Inverter Split AC (Copper Condenser Advanced Motor White)

AmazonBasics AC of 1.5 ton has a perfect cooling capacity of a room size 120 to 150 sq ft. The compressor comes with new technology.

Specifications

  • Energy Efficiency: 5 Star
  • Capacity: 1.5 Ton
  • Installation Type: Split System
  • Special Feature: Inventor, Antibacterial Coating, Dust Filter and Dehumidifier
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor

7. TOSHIBA 1.5 Ton 4 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, RAS-18BKCV-IN+RAS-18BACV-IN, Gloss White)

Toshiba 1.5 Ton capacity Air Conditioner with 4 star energy efficiency is a great option to beat the summer heat. It has a perfect cooling capacity of a room size 120 to 150 sq ft. The compressor comes with the latest technology

Specifications

  • Energy Efficiency: 4 Star
  • Capacity: 1.5 Ton
  • Installation Type: Split System
  • Special Feature: Inventor, Antibacterial Coating, Dust Filter and Dehumidifier
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor

8. Blue Star 1.0 Ton 3 Star Split AC (Copper, 2018 Model, FS312AATU White)

The Blue Star air conditioner with  3 star energy efficiency has a perfect cooling capacity of a room size 120 to 150 sq ft. The compressor comes with the new improved technology.

Specifications

  • Energy Efficiency: 3 Star
  • Capacity: 1 Ton
  • Installation Type: Split System
  • Special Feature: Inventor, Antibacterial Coating, Dust Filter and Dehumidifier
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor

9.  Whirlpool 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper, 1.5T MAGICOOL PRO+ 3S COPR INVERTER, White)

The Whirlpool air conditioner with 3 star energy efficiency has a perfect cooling capacity of a room size 120 to 150 sq ft. The compressor comes with the latest technology.

Specifications

  • Energy Efficiency:  3 Star
  • Capacity: 1.5 Tons
  • Installation Type: Split system
  • Special Feature: Inventor, Antibacterial Coating, Dust Filter and Dehumidifier
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 10 years on compressor

10. Voltas 1.5 Ton 3 Star Inverter Split AC (Copper 183VCZS White)

Voltas 3 star Air conditioner of 1.5 ton has a perfect cooling system to cool a room of size 120 to 150 sq ft. The compressor comes with the latest technology

Specifications

  • Energy Efficiency: 3 Star
  • Capacity: 1.5 Tons
  • Installation Type: Split system
  • Special Feature: Inventor, Antibacterial Coating, Dust Filter
  • Warranty: 1 year on product, 1 year on condenser, 5 years on compressor

Also Read: Top 10 Best Inverter AC in India – 2021