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AHRI Joins 111th Anniversary of Invention of Air-Conditioning
Jul 18, 2013
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Record-setting heat has been baking most of the continental United States during the week of July 17th--making it an appropriate time to celebrate the 111th anniversary of the invention of air-conditioning.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute joined in the celebration of the 111th anniversary of Willis Carrier's invention of modern air-conditioning. AHRI noted that the invention was named by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as one of the top inventions of the 20th Century.

But is air-conditioning simply an unnecessary luxury?

AHRI pointed to a 2012 study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which found that there were 80% fewer heat-related deaths in the United States between 1960 and 2004 than between 1900 and 1959. This drop was directly attributed to the rise in the use of air-conditioning.

"On a day like today, you would be hard-pressed to find a person in America who would not be thankful for air conditioning," said Stephen Yurek, AHRI president and CEO. "But even as we are grateful for the comfort air-conditioning provides, we should remember that it is also very much a life-saving technology."

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