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How Air Conditioners Changed the World

businessman fanning himself with a piece of paper because the air conditioner brokeIf your home’s air conditioner has ever stopped working, then you’ve experienced exactly how most Americans felt back before World War II. It’s not comfortable, that’s for sure, but at least you can call Scott Heating & Cooling for all your A/C repair needs. While you wait for our repair person to arrive, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time, to an era before smartphones and Netflix. Join us on this journey through time and space, to experience how people used to live before air conditioners became household commodities.

Fans: Relics of a Bygone Era

Air conditioners are a godsend, especially here in El Paso. No matter how hot the day gets, homeowners can rely on their A/C units to keep their homes cool and comfortable all year long. But air conditioners haven’t always been as easy to use as they are now.  Although the first air conditioner was invented in 1902, they didn’t become common throughout the United States until the 1950s. Prior to that time, people had other options for keeping cool during the hottest days. Fans, for instance, were incredibly common in the pre-A/C times. In fact, most homes in the Southwest still have ceiling fans for this exact reason.

Sitting on the Patio on a Hot Summer Day

In order to avoid the heat, people would lounge around in their patios or balconies. The cool breeze that would pick up ever so often served as a moment’s respite from the devilish desert temperatures. If your home has a patio, why not take a seat on a rocking chair and drink an ice cold lemonade while you wait for the Scott Heating and Cooling service van to arrive? You could also use an old-fashioned hand fan to cool yourself down while you wait for repairs.

Going to the Movies to Simply Cool Down

As far as staying cool at home go, those are almost all the options that were available in the pre-A/C era. Many people would also go to movie theaters in order to simply sit in an air-conditioned room back in those days. That’s why so many old fashioned movies tended to have scenes with characters in movie theaters for seemingly no reason. Back then, going to the movies to “cool down” was just a fact of life. You could do the same!

Our Air Conditioner Service Will Bring You Back to the Present! 

And now, your voyage to the time before air conditioners finally draws to a close. Remember, scheduled maintenance save your air conditioner from breaking down and transporting you back in time. With our help, your home will be as comfortable as it needs to be. Call Scott Heating and Cooling today to learn more about how we can help!


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