[WORLDKINGS] First World Records Seeking Journey- Facts about Willis Carrier, the father of modern air conditioning


(Worldkings.org) Willis Haviland Carrier was an American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning. Here are some interesting facts about him and his company.



Help the printing industry

Willis Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system to solve a production problem at the Sackett & Wilhelms printing plant in Brooklyn, New York, launching an industry that would fundamentally improve the way we live, work and play.

Carrier Around the World

Almost from the start, air conditioning became an international phenomenon, with important installations of equipment designed by Willis Carrier reaching from North America to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America. In 1931, the M.V. Victoria, a 13,400-ton Italian motorship designed to run from Italy to Egypt, became the first vessel to make its maiden voyage equipped with Carrier air conditioning. In 1946,“the World’s First Air-Conditioned City Bus” using Carrier's system was toured in San Antonio, Texas. In 1949, Pan American Airways was the world's first airliner using the air conditioning system that was specificly designed by Carrier to be used with commercial plane.

Preserving history

In 1993, Carrier designed and installed the Sistine Chapel's first air conditioning system to accommodate a maximum load of 700 simultaneous visitors. Later in the fall of 2014, Carrier installed an innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) solution at the Sistine Chapel, specially developed to help preserve Michelangelo’s masterpieces against deterioration caused by an increasing number of visitors. 

Coolling down the Olympic

In 2008, CARRIER Corp. has supplied nearly 70% percent of all the air-conditioning, ventilating and heating contracts for the Olympic Games venues in Beijing.

One of 100 Best Inventions of 2020

Carrier Global Corp., a global provider of healthy, safe, and sustainable building and cold chain solutions, announced its OptiClean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine has been named as one of Time’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020. The OptiClean was developed through rapid innovation in early 2020 to help support infectious isolation rooms in hospitals. Time featured OptiClean in the Medical Care category of its prestigious annual list that recognizes 100 ground-breaking inventions that are making the world better and smarter.


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