(and we don’t mean Snoop Dogg)
The term “air conditioning” is actually attributed to a textile engineer, Stuart W. Cramer, who is not in fact, credited with developing an air conditioning system. While many individuals contributed over a period of 100 years to the principals that were established that eventually led to the development of air conditioning systems, the man known as Father Cool or the Father of Air Conditioning is Willis Carrier. Carrier started work on his concept as early as 1902. At first the technology was primarily use in industrial buildings and hospitals and it wasn’t until after WW2 that air conditioners became small enough, safe enough and cheap enough to allow for residential sales to develop.