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Air Conditioning Facts

Las Vegas is famous for its Resorts, Casinos, and Night Life. Despite the fact that it is all around you, many people fail to realize we live in a desert.  Las Vegas gets incredibly hot in the Summer. The only way that we can survive in the heat of the Nevada desert is with a working air conditioner. Unlike other cities, air conditioning isn’t a luxury in Las Vegas, it is a necessity.  Home Air Conditioning and Heating is here to help you and your family keep cool and survive the heat by offering a variety of Air Conditioning Services such as:

▪ Tune Ups
▪ Repair
▪ Replacements
▪ Swamp Coolers, Mini-splits, Digital Thermostats

For all your Air Conditioning Needs, don’t sweat it, call Home Air!

Air Conditioning Facts

Air conditioning is the process of altering the properties of air (primarily temperature and humidity) to more favorable conditions. More generally, air conditioning can refer to any form of technological cooling, ventilation, or disinfection that modifies the condition of air. In the desert of southern Nevada and cities like Las Vegas, air conditioning is an essential part of everyday life.

An air conditioner (often referred to as AC) is a major or home appliance, system, or mechanism designed to change the air temperature and humidity within an area. The cooling is typically done using a simple refrigeration cycle, but sometimes evaporation is used, commonly for comfort cooling in buildings and motor vehicles. In construction, a complete system of heating, ventilation and air conditioning is referred to as “HVAC”.

The basic concept behind air conditioning is known to have been applied in the deserts of ancient Egypt where reeds hung in windows had water trickling down. The evaporation of water cooled the air blowing through the window, though this process also made the air more humid. In Ancient Rome, water from aqueducts was circulated through the walls of certain houses to cool them down. Other techniques in medieval Persia involved the use of cisterns and wind towers to cool buildings during the hot season.

Fortunately, air conditioners have come a long way. Modern air conditioning emerged from advances in chemistry during the 19th century, and the first large-scale electrical air conditioning was invented and used in 1911 by Willis Haviland Carrier – whose name survives on Carrier products we service and sell today. The introduction of residential air conditioning in the 1920s helped start the great migration to the Sunbelt and hot locations like Las Vegas, Nevada.

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